Glowing Amphibians Extremely Common
Glowing Amphibians Extremely Common
A study of the animals using blue light reveals what humans are not able to see with the naked eye.
Glowing Amphibians Extremely Common
Glowing Amphibians Extremely Common

A study of the animals using blue light reveals what humans are not able to see with the naked eye.

A study of the animals using blue light reveals what humans are not able to see with the naked eye.

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Image of the Day: Brainless Frogs
Image of the Day: Brainless Frogs
Amy Schleunes | Feb 18, 2020
Without a brain, the frog embryo immune system doesn’t receive the signals it needs to mobilize macrophages and fight infections.
Image of the Day: Scrambled Frog Eggs
Image of the Day: Scrambled Frog Eggs
Emily Makowski | Nov 6, 2019
Cellular innards can reorganize themselves to form structures similar to cells.
Image of the Day: Floating Frog
Image of the Day: Floating Frog
Emily Makowski | Oct 4, 2019
A frog performs a balancing act in a region where amphibians are threatened.
Frog-Killing Chytrid Fungus Far Deadlier than Scientists Realized
Frog-Killing Chytrid Fungus Far Deadlier than Scientists Realized
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 29, 2019
A survey reveals the disease has decimated populations in Central and South America and tropical Australia and contributed to the extinction of 90 species.
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Jef Akst | Oct 23, 2018
A newly described amphibian has such a small range in southern Brazil that it’s already critically endangered.
Origin of Frog-Killing Chytrid Fungus Found
Origin of Frog-Killing Chytrid Fungus Found
Ruth Williams | May 10, 2018
DNA evidence points to Asian amphibians as the source of a fatal disease that has been wiping out frogs across the globe.  
Studies Show How Cells Differentiate at Life’s Beginning
Studies Show How Cells Differentiate at Life’s Beginning
Shawna Williams | Apr 27, 2018
A trio of papers provide new insight into embryo development.
Frogs Fight Back From Fungal Attack
Frogs Fight Back From Fungal Attack
Ruth Williams | Mar 29, 2018
A decade after chytridiomycosis killed scores of amphibians in Panama, some species are recovering. New research indicates why.  
Tadpoles Keep Eating Because They Don’t Feel Full
Tadpoles Keep Eating Because They Don’t Feel Full
Catherine Offord | Mar 27, 2018
Baby frogs don’t develop the neural circuitry responsible for feeding inhibition until they begin metamorphosing into adults. 
Romeo the Frog
Romeo the Frog
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 14, 2018
When forlorn mating calls went unanswered, biologists set him up with an online dating profile.
Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction 
Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 3, 2018
A once critically endangered species of leaf frog has made a comeback. 
Frog Skin Yields Potent Painkillers, but None Clinic Ready
Frog Skin Yields Potent Painkillers, but None Clinic Ready
Shawna Williams | Jan 1, 2018
Decades after their discovery by bioprospectors, amphibian-derived analgesics continue to attract scientific attention.
Image of the Day: Tadpole Prism
Image of the Day: Tadpole Prism
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 3, 2017
Scientists are making use of Xenopus tadpoles to study autism risk genes. 
How Poison Frogs Avoid Poisoning Themselves
How Poison Frogs Avoid Poisoning Themselves
Abby Olena | Sep 21, 2017
Amphibians resist their own chemical defenses with amino acid modifications in the sequence for a target receptor.
Image of the Day: Save the Frogs
Image of the Day: Save the Frogs
The Scientist Staff | Jun 23, 2017
Small but striking with its eyebrow-like horns, the 6-centimeter smooth horned frog (Proceratophrys boiei) was one of 453 amphibian species in Brazil assessed in a recent conservation study.
Image of the Day: Heart On Your Sleeve
Image of the Day: Heart On Your Sleeve
The Scientist Staff | May 31, 2017
The entire underbelly of a newly discovered glassfrog species (Hyalinobatrachium yaku) is see-through, allowing the beholder to peer into its heart. 
Image of the Day: Night Crawler
Image of the Day: Night Crawler
The Scientist Staff | Apr 17, 2017
Phyllomedusa bicolor is a nocturnal, tree-dwelling frog that lives in the Amazon rainforest.
Image of the Day: Pocket Frogs
Image of the Day: Pocket Frogs
The Scientist Staff | Feb 21, 2017
Four newly discovered species of night frog (Nyctibatrachus) are now counted among the smallest frogs in the world.
Image of the Day: A Sticky Situation
Image of the Day: A Sticky Situation
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2017
When a frog’s whip-like tongue hits its prey, its saliva becomes thick and sticky in order to grip the food.