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A Dynamic Nectar Mop

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Caption: Cally Harper of Brown University explains how the bats she studied have evolved to lap up extra nectar using blood-filled "hairs" on their tongues. She also discusses how they could inspire new technologies.

Credit: Michael Cohea/Brown University

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