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Jun 15, 2022 3:58 PM CDT
Frog Mystery Surfaces at Iron Age Settlement
Archaeologists can't explain their bones at ancient site
- Excavations carried out ahead of highway work in England have revealed a mass grave full of … long-dead frogs. Experts are at a loss to explain the mass of 8,000 bones from roughly 350 frogs and toads, found buried in a long ditch beside an excavated roundhouse at Bar...
After 24-Hour Treatment, Frogs
Started Regrowing Lost Limbs
in case you missed it
Jan 30, 2022 4:05 PM CST
After 24-Hour Treatment, Frogs Started Regrowing Lost Limbs
Scientists say they triggered dormant regenerative abilities
- Regeneration science has taken a big step—or hop—forward with an experiment that allowed frogs to regrow lost hind limbs. African clawed frogs lose their ability to regenerate limbs after they are tadpoles but scientists managed to get them to regrow a functional hind limb after a treatment that...
'Chocolate Frog' Discovered
in New Guinea Swamp
May 31, 2021 4:30 PM CDT
'Chocolate Frog' Discovered in New Guinea Swamp
Beautiful brown amphibian is likely related to Australian tree frogs
- No, it's not Harry Potter magic invading the world of muggles. It's just a surprisingly cool skin color. Some frogs, possibly a new species of tree frog, have been found in New Guinea. Tree frogs are usually green, but these look like they've been dipped in...
After 9-Year Fight,
Couple Ordered to
Dump Superloud Frogs
Dec 16, 2020 11:15 AM CST
After 9-Year Fight, Couple Ordered to Dump Superloud Frogs
French couple still hopes to save their pond and its breeding amphibians
- A French couple is being forced to drain their pond under court order because of the racket caused by its breeding frogs. The outcome is the result of a nine-year legal battle in which Michel and Annie Pecheras fought to save their pond in the small village of Grignols, Dordogne....
Beetle Has an Amazing
Way of Escaping Death
Aug 4, 2020 1:59 PM CDT
Beetle Has an Amazing Way of Escaping Death
After being swallowed, insect tricks frog into pooping and, voila, freedom
- Once upon a time, a water beetle was swallowed by a frog. The intrepid insect survived the journey through the frog's mouth, esophagus, stomach, and intestines, then found itself at what scientists call the frog's "vent"—in other words, its anus. So close to freedom. The...
Rare 'Snoring' Frogs Found
in Place They Shouldn't Be
Jul 24, 2020 2:06 PM CDT
Rare 'Snoring' Frogs Found in Place They Shouldn't Be
Nearly a dozen threatened Chiricahua leopard frogs spotted in central Ariz., not their usual haunt
- A rare frog has been found beyond its known range in the Southwest. A US Forest Service volunteer recently photographed a Chiricahua leopard frog in an earthen stock tank near the town of Camp Verde in central Arizona. Biologists later confirmed that at least 10 of the frogs were living...
Why These Frogs
Have See-Through Skin
May 26, 2020 7:26 AM CDT
Mystery Solved: Why These Frogs Have See-Through Skin
Glass frog's translucent legs help it hide from predators
- Scientists say they finally understand why the glass frog has see-through skin: it's camouflage—just not in the way most other tree frogs do it. An international team of scientists wondered why the glass frogs found in Central and South America have partially translucent skin—with intestines and a...
A Supercontinent Split.
The Frogs Ended Up Here
May 6, 2020 10:00 AM CDT
A Supercontinent Split. The Frogs Ended Up Here
Fossils in Antarctica are evidence of the breakup of Gondwana
- "Frogs, nowadays, are known on all six other continents. Now we know they were also present on the seventh." That's according to Swedish scientist Thomas Mors, whose discovery of 40-million-year-old ancient horned frog fossils in Antarctica suggests frogs were transported around the globe by the breakup of...
Deadliest Pathogen in History
Is Taking a Toll on Frogs
Mar 29, 2019 11:36 AM CDT
Deadliest Pathogen in History Is Taking a Toll on Frogs
Fungus has wiped out 90 species of amphibians and caused decline in 500 more
- Biologist Wendy Palen says "it now earns the moniker of the most deadly pathogen known to science." She's referring to an amphibian fungus responsible for wiping out at least 90 species in recent decades, reports the
New York Times
. It's called Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis or Bd, and...
Match.com Pays Off
for Rare Frog
Jan 17, 2019 1:40 PM CST
Match.com Pays Off for Rare Frog
Stunt raises money for expedition, and researchers find 'Romeo' a potential mate
- He is shy and not very active, and she is the opposite on both counts, but there are high hopes that this union via Match.com will be a lasting one. The "he" in this equation is a Sehuencas water frog named Romeo, explains the
. For the last...
Tiny Frogs' No. 1 Option:
Hold in Pee All Winter
May 2, 2018 9:20 AM CDT
Tiny Frogs' No. 1 Option: Hold in Pee All Winter
Behold the wood frog, which literally freezes to 'death' and comes back to life
- If you've ever been unable to find a bathroom in a moment of need, you know the gotta-go feeling. That's nothing compared to the wood frog, which doesn't urinate all winter; in Alaska, that's eight months without peeing, reports the AP . Scientists have figured out how...
Possibly Last Frog of His Kind
Turns to Online Dating
Feb 12, 2018 6:56 PM CST
Possibly Last Frog of His Kind Turns to Online Dating
Scientists create a profile that is actually a fundraiser to help him find a mate
- A water frog dubbed Romeo by scientists has been calling for a mate from his museum home in Bolivia for about a decade now. The problem is that Romeo may well be the last frog of his species, explains Quartz . Researchers, however, haven't completely ruled out hope of finding...
Cartoon Frog Taken Over
by the Alt-Right Croaks
May 8, 2017 8:45 AM CDT
Cartoon Frog Taken Over by the Alt-Right Croaks
Creator Matt Furie gave up trying to keep Pepe out of the hands of white supremacists
- He tried to #SavePepe but in the end, Matt Furie had to let the frog go. The
reports that Furie, the cartoonist who created the amphibian character that was appropriated by the alt-right in internet memes, killed off Pepe the Frog to coincide with Free Comic Book Day on...
One Illness May
Meet Its Match in ...
Apr 18, 2017 1:20 PM CDT
One Illness May Meet Its Match in ... Frog Mucus
South Indian amphibian has molecule in secretions that may fend off some flu strains
- Kissing a frog may not conjure a prince, but mucus from one colorful Indian variety could one day lead to new ways to fight off the flu, the Verge reports. A study published in the journal
details how scientists tested secretions from an Indian frog known as
In Vermont, Drivers Asked
to Let Frogs Cross the Road
Apr 2, 2017 9:59 AM CDT
In Vermont, Drivers Asked to Let Frogs Cross the Road
Frogs, salamanders active on spring nights, vulnerable to vehicular slaughter
- It's that time of the year in which the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is warning motorists to drive with caution, but not because of weather: Rather, it's the seasonal migrations of frogs and salamanders, reports the AP . "Frogs and salamanders become active on rainy spring...
This Frog Hadn't Been Seen
in the Wild Since 1962
Feb 5, 2017 7:45 AM CST
This Frog Hadn't Been Seen in the Wild Since 1962
'Cave squeaker' is found in Zimbabwe
- The cave squeaker is back. Researchers in Zimbabwe say they have found a rare frog that hasn't been seen in decades, reports AP . The Artholeptis troglodytes, also known as the "cave squeaker" because of its preferred habitat, was discovered in 1962, but there were no reported sightings after...
Something Is Killing the
Scrotum Frogs of Lake Titicaca
Oct 18, 2016 6:00 PM CDT
Something Is Killing the Scrotum Frogs of Lake Titicaca
And there's nothing funny about that
- Approximately 10,000 scrotum frogs are dead near Lake Titicaca. And there's nothing funny about that. Seeker reports thousands of the frogs—scientific name
—have been found dead and floating along 30 miles of Peru's Coata river, a Lake Titicaca tributary, in recent days. The scrotum...
Toughie the Frog, Likely the
Last of His Species, Dies
Oct 1, 2016 4:15 PM CDT
Toughie the Frog, Likely the Last of His Species, Dies
It's rare for humans to witness an extinction as it happens
- A frog named Toughie, likely the last of his species, died quietly in his enclosure at the Atlanta Botanical Garden this week, reports the
. "He will be missed by Garden staff and visitors alike," the Garden posted on Facebook . The Rabbs' fringe-limbed tree frog wasn't...
Pepe the Frog Is
Now a Hate Symbol
Sep 28, 2016 7:40 AM CDT
Pepe the Frog Is Now a Hate Symbol
Cartoon has been added to Anti-Defamation League's hate-symbols database
- When Matt Furie started drawing Pepe in the early 2000s, the Los Angeles artist conceived the character as an "everyman frog" living an "early 20-something hedonistic lifestyle," he tells the
. But the cartoon frog soon morphed into an Internet meme, and was then adopted by the...
New Way to
Jun 14, 2016 5:15 PM CDT
Indian Frogs Discover Gross New Way to Have Sex
It's called the dorsal straddle, and researchers spent 320 hours filming it
- A group of dedicated researchers have discovered a seventh position used by mating frogs and toads, and it's—in scientific terms—super gross. A study published Tuesday in
describes the new position, the dorsal straddle, as “a loose form of contact in which the male sits on...
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