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image: Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction 

Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction 

By The Scientist Staff | January 3, 2018

A once critically endangered species of leaf frog has made a comeback. 

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Animal Analgesics

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2018

A cornucopia of toxins in the animal kingdom could provide inspiration for novel painkillers, but so far, effective drugs have proven elusive.  

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image: These Flies Hijack Frogs’ Love Calls

These Flies Hijack Frogs’ Love Calls

By Mary Bates | November 1, 2017

The phenomenon is one of the few examples of eavesdropping across the vertebrate/invertebrate barrier.

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image: Scientists Discover First Fluorescent Frog

Scientists Discover First Fluorescent Frog

By Diana Kwon | March 15, 2017

The polka dot tree frog (Hypsiboas punctatus) glows under a blacklight, due to the presence of three fluorescent molecules in its lymph tissue and skin. 

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Tune Into the Animal Kingdom

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2017

A survey of sounds from birds to whales to fruit flies to fish

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Song Around the Animal Kingdom

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2017

Diverse species are said to sing, but music is in the ear of the beholder.

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image: Untangling the Social Webs in Frog Choruses

Untangling the Social Webs in Frog Choruses

By Tracy Vence | March 1, 2017

Frogs and other anurans call to attract mates, and individuals must strive for their voices to be heard in the crowd.

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image: How Traffic Noise Affects Tree Frogs

How Traffic Noise Affects Tree Frogs

By Richa Malhotra | January 18, 2017

Constant exposure to the sounds of a busy road can impact a male European tree frog’s stress levels, immune system, and vocal sac coloration, scientists show.

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image: Frog Microbes May Help Fight Disease

Frog Microbes May Help Fight Disease

By Karen Zusi | October 7, 2015

Commensal skin bacteria adjusted their community structure when frogs were exposed to chytrid fungus in a recent study.

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Celebrating New Species

By Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015

An international panel of scientists selects the 10 most interesting organisms discovered last year.

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