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A horseshoe bat. Bats are known to carry many different strains of viruses but do not get sick from them. Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Bats Carry Many Viruses. So Why Don't They Get Sick?

The winged mammal has a unique ability to carry viruses and not get sick from them. This tolerance may be a unique adaptation to flying.

Penguins gather near a Chilean research station on the Antarctic Peninsula, not far from the Argentine station that reported the record high temperature Thursday. World meteorological experts still need to verify the record, but it does fit with a broader pattern of warming on the continent. Natacha Pisarenko/AP hide caption

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It Was 65 Degrees In Antarctica This Week

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Set during the first World War, 1917 was made to look like it was filmed in a single shot. "It operates more like a ticking-clock thriller," says director Sam Mendes. Fran├žois Duhamel /Universal Pictures hide caption

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The Rise Of The Single-Shot Movie In A Hyper-Edited World

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Just Because It's Art (Doesn't Mean It's Good) The Apologists & Baby Bry Bry
Midnight Khruangbin & Leon Bridges

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Bats Carry Many Viruses. So Why Don't They Get Sick?

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God's Own Children Obongjayar
Kuku Kee Me Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
Gestalt Artisan Loyalist
Artisan Loyalist O, Chamelon

Lebanese doctors take part in anti-government demonstrations in Beirut in November. Patrick Baz/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Lebanon's Economic Crisis, The Country's Health Care System Is Ailing

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Old Truck 420

The grave of Robert Fulcher, who died in the 1925 Cotopaxi shipwreck, lies among those of family members, at Saint Lawrence Cemetery, in Charleston, S.C. Gregory West hide caption

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Wreck's Identification 95 Years After Ship's Disappearance Puts Theories To Rest

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Light Metronomy

The title of James Taylor's audio memoir Break Shot refers to the first shot in a game of pool when order is suddenly broken. "That seemed like an apt metaphor for what happened to my family," he says. Norman Seeff/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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James Taylor Narrates Life Before Fame And Sings American Standards On New Album

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As Easy As Rolling Off a Log James Taylor
Carolina on My Mind Wildlife

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