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Jennifer S. Holland

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Degrees in English and Conservation Biology
Contributing Writer, National Geographic magazine
Regular Contributor, NG News
Author of bestselling books Unlikely Friendships (2011) and Unlikely Loves (2013)

“Remarkable” Spider Eats Mostly Mosquitoes—Could It Fight Malaria?

A jumping spider in Malaysia eats mosquitoes of various species and ages—an unusual preference that could inspire ways to combat malaria and another diseases.

Foodie Bees: Insects Head Downtown for Dinner

Foodies aren’t the only ones these days swarming cities in search of the best eats: Bees also prefer to eat in cities, new research shows.

Antelope and Lion Have Unlikely Meeting—Only One Walks Away

Two National Geographic-funded researchers working on different projects, were in for a surprise when they checked the tracking collar data on a lion and a kudu they were separately following.

Three-Eyed Crab and More Freaks of Nature

Nature isn’t perfect: Sometimes things go awry, which can lead to defects such as two heads, three eyes, and other odd mutations.

Dogs Get Jealous, Too

Jealousy in canines probably evolved to protect important social bonds in the pack, according to a new paper.

Plant Blasts Birds With Pollen Using “Bellows”

A rain forest plant baits birds with puffy treats, then blasts any takers with pollen—a unique discovery, a new study says.

How Frogs’ Sticky Tongues Lift Giant Prey

The super-fast tongue of the horned frog is also a super-powerful adhesive, a new study discovers.

Why Do Barn Owls Divorce?

These normally monogamous birds sometimes call it quits and move on to new partners—nearly a quarter of the time, a new study says.

How an Injured Snowy Owl Got New Feathers

A snowy owl hit by a bus in D.C. has had a rough few months, but the bird is getting a makeover—including some shiny new feathers.

Surprise: Elephants Comfort Upset Friends

The short list of animals that console stressed-out friends just got longer … and heavier.

Biologists Find “Extinct” Andean Toad Alive and Well

A rare toad species long thought extinct turns up in an Ecuadorian forest.

18-Foot-Long Monster Python Caught in Florida

The state’s second-largest Burmese python was caught in the Everglades.

6 of the World’s Longest-Lived Animals

Some creatures can get remarkably long in the tooth. Here are some of the most elderly known.

5 Animals With Spectacular Sniffers

Dogs aren’t the only creatures with outstanding sniffers: Fruit flies, honeybees, and even rats can detect disease in people.

Purring Monkey? Flamboyant Lizard? New Amazonian Species Are Totally Wild

More than 400 shiny new species, ones completely unknown to science, have turned up in the Amazon rain forest, according to the latest report from the WWF.