Coquí frog has hung around Caribbean for 29M years

The discovery of a 29 million-year-old fossil heralds the coquí frog, the national symbol of Puerto Rico, as the oldest frog in the Caribbean.

Natalie van Hoose-Florida
April 8, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment fossils frogs

Some blobby frog heads hide amazing spiny skulls

Beneath their slick skin, some frog skulls sport spines, spikes, and other skeletal secrets called hyperossification.

Natalie van Hoose-Florida
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~7 mins

Tags: featured science-and-technology amphibians bones evolution frogs skeletons skulls

Little Devil frogs feed their babies poison eggs for good reason

Two species of poison frogs from distant parts of the world both feed their young unfertilized, toxin-laced eggs. New research uncovers why.

Ker Than-Stanford
Nov. 22, 2019 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: science-and-technology eggs evolution frogs mothers toxins

This frog’s mating call attracts predators, too

The mating calls túngara frogs make have an unfortunate side effect: attracting one of their main predators.

Kayla Zacharias-Purdue
Nov. 11, 2019 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: featured science-and-technology communication conservation frogs mating-call predators

Scrambled frog eggs reform into cell-like structures

"If you blend a computer, you'd end up with tiny bits of computer.... But, lo and behold, the cytoplasm reorganizes."

Stanford
Nov. 11, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine cells eggs frogs self-assembly

Team finds deadly fungus in Amazon frogs for the first time

Scientists thought lowland frogs living in the Peruvian Amazon were safe from the deadly chytrid fungus. A new study shows that's not the case.

Jim Erickson-Michigan
Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: featured science-and-technology amphibians frogs fungus infections

Killer fungus is wiping out world’s amphibians

An invasive fungus has led to the decline of 501 species of amphibians. Scientists say we're running out of time to come up with a solution.

U. Melbourne
April 2, 2019 | futurity

~8 mins

Tags: science-and-technology amphibians frogs fungi invasive-species skin

Frog eggs reveal pathways for DNA repair

DNA is always getting messed up and having to repair itself. Now, researchers have figured out some of the pathways cells use to fix it.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen
Jan. 17, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: featured health-and-medicine cancer cells dna eggs frogs

Recovering frogs plop from backpacks into new places

New research on translocation is "good news for frogs for sure."

Shelly Leachman-UCSB
Dec. 7, 2018 | futurity

~7 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment conservation frogs

How frogs adapt to life near noisy highways

Traffic noise can really stress out frogs. But some have adapted to living with the stressful sound.

Gail McCormick-Penn State
Nov. 21, 2018 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: science-and-technology adaptation frogs sounds stress

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