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
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
Emily Makowski | Nov 6, 2019
Cellular innards can reorganize themselves to form structures similar to cells.
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
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
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
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
Shawna Williams | Apr 27, 2018
A trio of papers provide new insight into embryo development.
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
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
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 
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.