Don't Go Into That Cave

Bats have always terrified humans; now, are humans terrorizing bats? In New England and Virginia, 500,000 bats have died from "white-nose syndrome," which people spread when they enter caves. The disease is a white fungus on the nose and wings of hibernating bats, which causes them to eat through their winter fat before spring. A moratorium has been placed on caving as a result, which has "recreational cavers" up in arms. The good news: people can't catch white nose.