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Frog skin offers disease clues

A simple sample of the protective mucus layer that coats a frog's skin can now be analyzed to determine how susceptible the frog is to disease, according to new research.

14 new ‘dancing frog’ species found in India’s Western Ghats

Scientists from the University of Delhi have discovered 14 new species of ‘dancing frogs’ in the Western Ghats mountain range in southern India. The study listing the species was published in the Ceylon Journal of Science.

South American frog hit by fungus

Two South American frog species named for Charles Darwin are in decline due to the spread of a fungus. The fungus infects the skin of the frogs.

Frog takes giant leap from NASA space rocket

At the launch of a NASA's LADEE unmanned moon orbiter, it was to be a frog that stole the show. That's one giant leap for frogkind.

Op-Ed: Memo to GOP — Don’t be a scorpion

A scorpion comes to a flooded river and cannot cross, so the story goes. The scorpion asks a nearby frog to ferry him to the other side.

Alarming frog and toad decline across the U.S.

Denver - North American frogs, toads and other amphibious animals are disappearing so quickly that they could become extinct from their natural habitats by 2033.

Video of adorable real-life squeaky frog goes viral

Port Nolloth - Many of us have seen the plastic or plush squeaky frog toy for dogs, but we probably did not realize that there is actually a real squeaky frog, and his new video has gone viral.

New species of flying frog discovered in Vietnam

When we think of a frog, it is usually one that hops or jumps a long ways. A smooth-skinned amphibian, it is usually found near water. But an international team of scientists near Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam has recently discovered a new flying frog.

Toronto Zoo celebrates 5th Adopt-A-Pond appreciation day Special

Toronto - Toronto Zoo is not only a zoo, it is also one of Ontario's main sources of knowledge for nature conservancy activities. Last Saturday, Toronto Zoo hosted its fifth yearly event for people participating in the Adopt-A-Pond programme.

Miniature new species of frog found in Malaysian Borneo

The pea-sized amphibian found living associated to little pitcher plants in the forests of Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo, is the smallest frog in the Old World and one of the world’s tiniest.

Researchers in Ecuador find minute new species of frog

Quito - Researchers of Ecuador have discovered a new species of frog at the Condor Mountain Range. Pristimantis minimus has been described as the smallest terrestrial vertebrate in Ecuador, and competes in tininess with other South American miniature frogs.

Study reveals the 'safest' pesticide, atrazine, may be deadly

A pesticide regarded as one of the most closely studied and safest, atrazine, is used on corn crops throughout the world. Recent research indicates that it can 'chemically castrate' frogs and may have the potential to have the same impact on humans.

Dead frog found in bag of greens, Wal-Mart to reimburse customer

Wal-Mart customer Carla Hill bought a bag of mustard greens at a Wal-Mart in Longview, Tx. Upon pouring the greens in a pot, Hill saw "eyes in her greens." The eyes belonged to a dead frog. Wal-Mart is going to reimburse her for that purchase.

FDA Confirms Can of Pepsi Contains Remains of a Frog Special

When an Ormond Beach, Florida man popped open a can of Pepsi recently the last thing he expected to be gulping down were the remains of a gutted frog.

New animated rainforest frog appears in Piccadilly Circus

The signs in London’s Piccadilly Circus burst into life last night with the appearance of a new animated rainforest frog. Coca-Cola and McDonald’s simultaneously launched new graphics.

Froggie gets first ever metal leg bone, a hopping success

A giant bullfrog in Johannesburg, South Africa may be the first ever to undergo broken leg replacement surgery. The 25-year-old amphibian named Brullie was adopted and taken to a vet where, after hesitation, the successful procedure was performed.

Extinct Frog Found Thriving in Australia

A frog species, the Armoured Mist Frog , not seen for the past 17 years, has been found in a remote location in Far North Queensland.

Scientists Discover Frog That Breaks Its Own Bones to Form Claws

Like something out of a horror movie, a team of Harvard biologists has discovered a frog that breaks its own bones to produce claws. So what is this biological trait for, and how does it work?

It's all in the family: Tyrannosaurus Rex and Gallus domesticus

Tyrannosaurus rex looks more like a chicken than like a frog. Genetically, that is. This was confirmed by a group of scientists of Harvard University.

Researchers Discover Fossils of Bowling-Ball Sized Frog

Researchers have pieced together the fossils of what will now be the world's largest known species of frog. They are unable to determine how the frog was found in West Africa, as its closest relative is a normal-sized frog that resides in South America.

Some Frog Facts Straight From A Horse Named Prince

Frogs are very interesting creatures and they are more unique than one might otherwise imagine. Read on for some facts no matter how you may feel about princes, horses and/or frogs.

Scientists Announce They've Found 24 New Species

Scientists in the South American country of Suriname announced yesterday that they have discovered 24 new species of creatures, including a frog with flourescent purple markings and 12 new kinds of dung beetle.

New Color-Changing Frog

Phu Luang Cliff frog in Thailand changes colors

Washington Frog Named Official Amphibian

A group fo 3rd graders in Washington state lobby and get the Pacific chorus frog named official state amphibian.

The Weirdest Frog In The World

The weirdest frog in the world doesn't look like frog at all.

Frog Could Be 25 Million Years Old

A Mexican researcher announced the rare find of a tiny tree frog completely preserved in amber on Wednesday that he estimates lived about 25 million years ago.

Frogs can't sleep, birds staying put due to balmy German autumn

An unusually warm autumn in Germany is wreaking havoc in the normal behavior patterns of the country's wildlife.
 

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Ice scuptures at Icefest 2013 in Toronto  Ontario  Canada.
Ice scuptures at Icefest 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Painted frog female specimen that was found at Lake Hula
Painted frog female specimen that was found at Lake Hula
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Restaurant owner Yidi When said Turla is just a funny guy who needs some more training about restaurant sanitation.
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Ice scupture at Icefest 2013 at Bloor-Yorkville Toronto  Ontario  Canada.
Ice scupture at Icefest 2013 at Bloor-Yorkville Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The coquí frog has been a cultural symbol of Puerto Rican history and culture for centuries.
The coquí frog has been a cultural symbol of Puerto Rican history and culture for centuries.
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African bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus)
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A Namaqua Rain Frog
A Namaqua Rain Frog
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