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Image of the Day: That Toad Is Poison
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 5, 2018
The introduction of the poisonous
into Madagascar could be fatally risky for the island’s native predators.
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The Scientist Staff | May 18, 2018
Researchers recently used CRISPR single-guide RNAs to alter genes involved in pigmentation in frog embryos.
Tadpoles Keep Eating Because They Don’t Feel Full
Catherine Offord | Mar 28, 2018
Baby frogs don’t develop the neural circuitry responsible for feeding inhibition until they begin metamorphosing into adults.
Image of the Day: Beetle Escapes Toad’s Stomach
Staff | Feb 8, 2018
The bombardier beetle forced its devourer to vomit it out by releasing explosive, toxic chemicals.
Image of the Day: Wardrobe Change
Staff | Jun 5, 2017
The Asian common toad (
), like other amphibians, will periodically shed the outermost layer of its skin, then consume it.
TS Picks: October 17, 2016
Kerry Grens | Oct 17, 2016
Problematic dietary advice; the man whose cells were fixed with CRISPR; treating toads
Fighting Chytrid Fungus
Karen Zusi | Nov 19, 2015
Researchers eliminated chytrid fungus from a Mediterranean island toad population using antifungals and disinfectants.
Virus Decimating Spanish Amphibians
Bob Grant | Oct 20, 2014
Several toad, newt, and salamander populations are being hit hard by an emerging pathogen in a pristine national park in Spain.
“Extinct” Toad Rediscovered
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 21, 2012
A yellow-bellied dwarf toad, last sighted in 1876, is rediscovered in Sri Lanka.