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Thailand researchers believe horseshoe bats maybe the link to Coronavirus spread, collect samples for testing
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Thailand researchers believe horseshoe bats maybe the link to Coronavirus spread, collect samples for testing

They plan to collect 300 bats from a cave in the Chanthaburi province and will release them after the tests are completed.

American-Chinese scientists team up to find the origins of Coronavirus pandemic
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American-Chinese scientists team up to find the origins of Coronavirus pandemic

Report of the probe comes on the heels of the international community asking China for more transparency on how the virus originated.

Cases of Coronavirus spreading from humans to pets rise; still no evidence of animal-to-human transmission
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Cases of Coronavirus spreading from humans to pets rise; still no evidence of animal-to-human transmission

While it appears that animals can get the virus from people, there is no indication that pets are transmitting it to human beings.

Study shows pangolins might be the missing link that passed the Coronavirus from bats to humans
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Study shows pangolins might be the missing link that passed the Coronavirus from bats to humans

The scientific community agree that SARS-CoV-2 originated in horseshoe bats but it is unlikely that it was directly passed onto humans.

How do viruses mutate and jump species? And why are 'spillovers' becoming more common?
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How do viruses mutate and jump species? And why are 'spillovers' becoming more common?

In spite of many viruses existing in animal hosts, it is rare for spillovers to happen since many factors need to align at the right time.

Unregulated markets selling wildlife illegally should be shutdown, in South East Asia, in order to mitigate spread of diseases
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Unregulated markets selling wildlife illegally should be shutdown, in South East Asia, in order to mitigate spread of diseases

People from Myanmar supported the crackdown on markets the strongest as illegal trade has been taking place openly in these regions.

We spoke to the National Helpline about the biggest coronavirus myths. Here is what they said.
Health

We spoke to the National Helpline about the biggest coronavirus myths. Here is what they said.

Talk to anyone on the street about the virus and you will be met with confusion and a complete misunderstanding of the disease.

Coronavirus update 12 Feb: WHO officially names virus COVID-19, rate of infections appears to slow down, death toll at 1,115 and more
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Coronavirus update 12 Feb: WHO officially names virus COVID-19, rate of infections appears to slow down, death toll at 1,115 and more

Encouragingly, cases outside Hubei have been falling for 8 days consecutively - in fact, Tuesday saw the lowest rate of infection in 10 days.

Coronavirus outbreak might have originated in infected bats – here’s why scientists think so
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Coronavirus outbreak might have originated in infected bats – here’s why scientists think so

Bats may have an immune system that lets them coexist with many disease-causing viruses, experts think.

Some animals pause their own pregnancies, but how they do it is still a mystery
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Some animals pause their own pregnancies, but how they do it is still a mystery

More than 130 species of mammal can pause their pregnancies and it can last anywhere between a couple of days and 11 months.

Satellite tags show desert bats fly longer during dry areas to satisfy their needs
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Satellite tags show desert bats fly longer during dry areas to satisfy their needs

The satellite tags recorded the whereabouts of these 14 desert bats every 30 to 60 minutes every night.

Artifical intelligence helps to identify bat species that are suspected of carrying Nipah virus in Kerala
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Artifical intelligence helps to identify bat species that are suspected of carrying Nipah virus in Kerala

The analysis covered 523 bat species and 48 traits like diet, migration, geography, reproduction, environment.

Centre rushes six-member team to Kerala after college student tests positive for Nipah virus, asks authorities to run tests on bats
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Centre rushes six-member team to Kerala after college student tests positive for Nipah virus, asks authorities to run tests on bats

The state health minister added that the student, who is being treated at a private hospital in New Delhi, is stable and he was not put under any support system like ventilator

Two rare, vulnerable new species of bats discovered in Europe and North Africa
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Two rare, vulnerable new species of bats discovered in Europe and North Africa

The bats are already fit to be in the list of species under threat of extinction: Researcher.

Bitcoin surges to all time high above $1,400 (about Rs 89,806), riding on strong demand in Japan
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Bitcoin surges to all time high above $1,400 (about Rs 89,806), riding on strong demand in Japan

Bitcoin surged as much as 3 percent on Tuesday on the Europe-based Bitstamp exchange, where trading is dollar-denominated.

Big bats dismissed, player send-offs introduced as MCC implement new laws for cricket
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Big bats dismissed, player send-offs introduced as MCC implement new laws for cricket

From October, umpires will be given more powers to punish poor behaviour, starting with official warnings through to temporary or permanent dismissal from the field.

If bigger bats help positive cricket, are they necessarily a bad thing?
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If bigger bats help positive cricket, are they necessarily a bad thing?

Cricket is not less of a spectacle because batsmen hit big shots – the exact opposite is true.

Meet James Laver: The man who crafts the bat-shaped weapons of mass destruction
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Meet James Laver: The man who crafts the bat-shaped weapons of mass destruction

Laver works in relative anonymity in the hamlet of Waipawa on New Zealand's North Island, hand-carving bats for his boutique Laver & Wood label while also supplying some of the world's top players.

Bat-filled hollow tree in Guinea was Ebola epidemic's ground zero: scientists
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Bat-filled hollow tree in Guinea was Ebola epidemic's ground zero: scientists

More than 20,000 cases of Ebola, with at least 7,800 deaths, have been recorded by the World Health Organization (WHO) since a two-year-old boy died in the village of Meliandou in December 2013.