Batty Discovery: The Longest Tongue

The scientists trained the tube-lipped nectar bat to feed from a test tube and also a drinking straw, each filled with sugared water. (Image credit: Nathan Muchhala)

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Jeanna served as editor-in-chief of Live Science. Previously, she was an assistant editor at Scholastic's Science World magazine. Jeanna has an English degree from Salisbury University, a master's degree in biogeochemistry and environmental sciences from the University of Maryland, and a graduate science journalism degree from New York University. She has worked as a biologist in Florida, where she monitored wetlands and did field surveys for endangered species. She also received an ocean sciences journalism fellowship from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.