Today, President Obama designated the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument to protect nearly 350,000 acres outside of Los Angeles.
What could be more October-y than bats and Metal?
How about bats, Metal, and SCIENCE!?
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute postdoctoral fellow Inga Geipel is using Heavy Metal to train bats as part of her research on echolocation.
I wonder if she considered any other musical genres?
More about her research on Smithsonian Science.
Illustration from Die entwicklung der modernen buchkunst in Deutschland. by German painter and illustrator Thomas Theodor Heine.