Kellena M Harrington

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Can the Bat Man of Mexico also be Tequila's Super Hero?

Conservationist Rodrigo Medellin's efforts to save the lesser long-nosed bat is tied to Mexico's blue agave plant.<p>Like tequila?<p>Ecologist and conservationist Rodrigo Medellínwants your brand to be bat-friendly.<p>Bats have long been among the world’s most despised animals, due largely to myth and …

Black Slime Is Coating World Monuments—And That May Be Good

Biofilms are affecting edifices like Angkor Wat and the Jefferson Memorial, and debate is raging over whether they are helpful or harmful.<p>By careful design, the legion of snowy white monuments and edifices in Washington, D.C., were built to link the American experiment with its Greek and Roman …

One Snow Leopard Needs a Protected Range Bigger Than Aruba

The big cats' home territories are up to 44 times bigger than previously thought, a new study using GPS collars reveals.<p>The snow leopard is known as the “ghost of the mountain” for good reason. The big cats are secretive, few in number, and native to craggy, high-altitude habitats of Central Asia …

Pull Quote

Our inaugural issue, published 128 years ago today, was a very different read.<p>On this day 128 years ago, the National Geographic Society published the very first issue of its magazine, a mere eight months after the society was established with the purpose "to increase and diffuse geographic …

Columbia University

2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year | National Geographic

Watch a Daring Mission to Rescue Rare Tree Frogs

A conservation project in Honduras battles invasive fungus disease and illegal logging.<p>Several species of tree frog found only in a national park in northern Honduras are in danger of disappearing forever due to an invasive fungus and illegal logging. But an experimental new conservation effort …

Cottonmouth vs. Copperhead: Watch First Mating Duel Seen in the Wild

Weird & Wild<p>Surprising video shows venomous vipers fighting over a female, raising questions about mating between the two species.<p>Most people would run if they happened across a pair of yard-long vipers twisting and thrashing in the weeds. But Dawn Kelly of Searcy County, Arkansas, reached for her …

Zoology

How Male Widow Spiders Avoid Being Cannibalized During Sex

Not Exactly Rocket Science<p>The arachnids choose the right females, a new study says.<p>For male widow spiders, mating is an infamously dangerous activity. In these species, which include the black widow and redback, the large females will often devour the smaller males during sex—hence the “widow” in …

Insects

Rusty patched bumble bee recommended for endangered list

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials on Thursday made a formal recommendation to list the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species because it has disappeared from about 90 percent of its historic range in just the past two decades.<p>The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service made the …

Conservation

Some Insect Repellents Are Much More Effective At Fighting Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Than Others

<i>What is the best repellent to avoid being bitten by a mosquito carrying the Zika virus? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Tirumalai Kamala, Immunologist, Ph.D., Mycobacteriology, on …

Macro Photos Capture the Dazzling “Mirror Spider” with Its Changing Mosaic of Reflective Panels

For the past several years, Nicky Bay has carefully observed the dazzlingly odd-looking arthropod known as the “mirror spider” (scientifically: “Thwaitesia argentiopunctata”). The Singapore-based photographer has concentrated his macro lens on this small creature whose midsection is cloaked in …

Mesmerizing photos of abandoned structures - CNN Style

Written by Tiffany Ap, CNN<p>The derelict is not the first thing that most people would choose to study, but neglected and rotting structures are photographer Brian Precious Decay's specialty.<p>A 40-year old executive at a transport company by day, he visits abandoned buildings in his spare time -- from …

Devil Frog Vomits Up a New Ant Species

Sometimes scientists make discoveries in the strangest of places. Like the belly of a poison frog.<p>Finding new species may call to mind images of scientists tracking mysterious footprints in the mud or cutting paths through the dense jungle.<p>But sometimes, a discovery is as easy as getting a frog to …

Australia Is Drifting So Fast GPS Can't Keep Up

A significant correction must be made by the end of the year for navigation technology to keep working smoothly.<p>Australia is not quite where you think it is. The continent has shifted by 4.9 feet since the last adjustment was made to GPS coordinates in 1994, reports the <i>New York Times</i>.<p>All of the …

Computers Decipher Burnt Scroll Found in Ancient Holy Ark

Scientists have formally announced their reconstruction of the Ein Gedi Scroll, the most ancient Hebrew scroll since the Dead Sea Scrolls.<p>Some 1,500 years ago, a fire raged through an oasis on the Dead Sea’s western shore, destroying a thriving Jewish community that had lived there for centuries. …