It's no secret that ice is bad for flight. Feathers and jet wings alike can grow stiff and heavy from accumulating water that is flash-frozen in the cold of high altitudes and the winter season. That's why airports will delay flights and risk polluting the environment to spray down their planes in antifreeze. Now experts taking a cue from the poison dart frog are proposing a safer and more economic solution.
A deadly fungus that has been ravaging amphibian populations across the world has somehow found its way to the isolated island of Madagascar, according to new surveys. And that's the stuff of nightmares for conservationists, as the island happens to boast countless frog species, 99 percent of which can be found nowhere else in the world.
Size does indeed matter, even for avoiding extinction, but not in the way many scientists have long suspected. A new study of amphibians argues that growing smaller to take up less resources won't always help a species avoid extinction in the face of a shrinking habitat, climate change, and disease. Instead, it is argued that dimorphism - where males and females are different sizes - give a species a better shot.
Researchers have recently discovered a species of Asian fanged frog that doesn't lay eggs like most of their kind, but instead gives birth to live tadpoles. Such a characteristic even sets them apart from an already small and exclusive group of live-birthing frogs.
Some female frogs are making their offspring grow faster in the midst of global warming, new research shows, adjusting the rate depending on the date of reproduction.
The little devil frog, Oophaga sylvatica, a toxic frog native to Colombia and Ecuador, is learning to sing straight into the face of fear, singing longer and louder despite the fact that numerous predators are more likely to hear it.
It just got a lot worse to be a frog living in Spain right now. Spanish frog species already combating the same deadly chytrid fungus that is wreaking havoc on amphibian populations all over the world now must also deal with a pair of lethal and fast-spreading viruses.
A quiet and deadly infection has been sweeping across amphibian populations for the past decade, utterly decimating some groups on a pandemic scale and utterly overlooking others. So what's going on here? Now researchers look to genetics for the answer.
Bullfrogs are bullying their way up the Yellow Stone River, invading the floodplains of Montana, according to a new study. And experts are saying that this may be one of the hardest invasions to fight.
When male frogs try to put the moves on the local ladies during mating season, they may be unwittingly inviting a bat attack, according to a new study.
A tree-thinning project at Lake Tahoe is currently on hold due to concerns about an endangered frog species in the area, according to reports.
A researcher from the University of Alaska Fairbanks is conducting what is thought to be the first live field study of wood frogs - freeze tolerant amphibians who can survive extremely low temperatures until the spring thaw.
An unusual parenting behavior has been identified in a particular species of Asian treefrogs that no other treefrog species appears to exhibit. Researchers suggest that this may be a behavior that developed in order to combat harsh environmental pressures.
Fourteen new species of "dancing frogs" have been discovered in remote regions of southern India. However, scientists have discovered them just as changing environments threaten the few that remain.