Amphibian Conservation Champion Phil Bishop Dies
Amphibian Conservation Champion Phil Bishop Dies
His career was dedicated to understanding and protecting frog populations.
Amphibian Conservation Champion Phil Bishop Dies
Amphibian Conservation Champion Phil Bishop Dies

His career was dedicated to understanding and protecting frog populations.

His career was dedicated to understanding and protecting frog populations.

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How Groups of Cells Cooperate to Build Organs and Organisms
How Groups of Cells Cooperate to Build Organs and Organisms
Michael Levin | Sep 1, 2020
Understanding biology’s software—the rules that enable great plasticity in how cell collectives generate reliable anatomies—is key to advancing tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Glowing Amphibians Extremely Common
Glowing Amphibians Extremely Common
Lisa Winter | Feb 28, 2020
A study of the animals using blue light reveals what humans are not able to see with the naked eye.
Image of the Day: Bubble Suckers
Image of the Day: Bubble Suckers
Amy Schleunes | Feb 28, 2020
Unable to break through the water’s surface, tadpoles have a unique workaround for breathing air.
Researchers Fight a Devastating Amphibian Infection Using Heat
Researchers Fight a Devastating Amphibian Infection Using Heat
Jennifer Parker | Jan 13, 2020
They’ve survived volcanic eruptions, but one Caribbean island’s mountain chicken frogs might need help from scientists to escape the lethal chytrid fungus.
Image of the Day: Last Loa Water Frogs
Image of the Day: Last Loa Water Frogs
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 27, 2019
Scientists hope to breed the species in captivity because their habitat has nearly disappeared.
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.
Frogs Have a Bioelectric Mirror
Frogs Have a Bioelectric Mirror
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2019
Amputation of one limb triggers a rapid electric response that reflects the injury in the opposite one, researchers find.
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.
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. 
Animal Analgesics
Animal Analgesics
The Scientist 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
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
Scientists Discover First Fluorescent Frog
Diana Kwon | Mar 14, 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. 
Song Around the Animal Kingdom
Song Around the Animal Kingdom
The Scientist 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
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
Tune Into the Animal Kingdom
The Scientist Staff | Feb 28, 2017
A survey of sounds from birds to whales to fruit flies to fish
How Traffic Noise Affects Tree Frogs
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
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
Celebrating New Species
Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015
An international panel of scientists selects the 10 most interesting organisms discovered last year.
Frog Nurseries
Frog Nurseries
Jenny Rood | Feb 9, 2015
Mimicking the rainforest water holes left by peccaries can help boost frog populations, a study suggests.