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Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction
Staff | Jan 3, 2018
A once critically endangered species of leaf frog has made a comeback.
Staff | Jan 1, 2018
A cornucopia of toxins in the animal kingdom could provide inspiration for novel painkillers, but so far, effective drugs have proven elusive.
These Flies Hijack Frogs’ Love Calls
Mary Bates | Nov 1, 2017
The phenomenon is one of the few examples of eavesdropping across the vertebrate/invertebrate barrier.
Scientists Discover First Fluorescent Frog
Diana Kwon | Mar 14, 2017
The polka dot tree frog (
) glows under a blacklight, due to the presence of three fluorescent molecules in its lymph tissue and skin.
Song Around the Animal Kingdom
Staff | Mar 1, 2017
Diverse species are said to sing, but music is in the ear of the beholder.
Untangling the Social Webs in Frog Choruses
Tracy Vence | Mar 1, 2017
Frogs and other anurans call to attract mates, and individuals must strive for their voices to be heard in the crowd.
Tune Into the Animal Kingdom
Staff | Feb 28, 2017
A survey of sounds from birds to whales to fruit flies to fish
How Traffic Noise Affects Tree Frogs
Richa Malhotra | Jan 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.
Frog Microbes May Help Fight Disease
Karen Zusi | Oct 7, 2015
Commensal skin bacteria adjusted their community structure when frogs were exposed to chytrid fungus in a recent study.
Celebrating New Species
Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015
An international panel of scientists selects the 10 most interesting organisms discovered last year.