Researchers Fight a Devastating Amphibian Infection Using Heat
Researchers Fight a Devastating Amphibian Infection Using Heat
They’ve survived volcanic eruptions, but one Caribbean island’s mountain chicken frogs might need help from scientists to escape the lethal chytrid fungus.
Researchers Fight a Devastating Amphibian Infection Using Heat
Researchers Fight a Devastating Amphibian Infection Using Heat

They’ve survived volcanic eruptions, but one Caribbean island’s mountain chicken frogs might need help from scientists to escape the lethal chytrid fungus.

They’ve survived volcanic eruptions, but one Caribbean island’s mountain chicken frogs might need help from scientists to escape the lethal chytrid fungus.

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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 | Dec 31, 2018
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 | Dec 31, 2017
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 | Oct 31, 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 | Feb 28, 2017
Diverse species are said to sing, but music is in the ear of the beholder.