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When you see bats flying around at night, they seem silent. But “even though we can’t hear them, bats are actually very loud in their calls,” says Te Jones. They are screaming sounds that are too high-pitched for your ears.

Jones is a graduate student in Psychological & Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. She studies how bats “see” in the dark using echolocation. As a bat flies, it emits a beam of sound from its mouth or nose, then listens for the echoes bouncing off objects. Jones says a bat can aim

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