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Posts tagged amphibians

January 11, 2018

 

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Frogs Are Better Than Princes

Frogs are much more complicated and interesting than they can appear.

December 11, 2017

 

African Clawed-Foot Frogs (Xenopus laevis), like the two pictured above, were one of twenty species analyzed in this study.

Frog Knees

A recent study indicates that frogs were among the first animals to evolve kneecaps.

November 22, 2013

 

A bee takes a break on it's favorite twig.

Do Bugs Sleep?

Sorry BUGS, your brain isn't equipped for REM sleep, or any sleep for that matter.

August 23, 2012

 

Anthiases feed on plankton in the water column close to reefs. They undergo a sex change from female to male at a certain size.

Sex Changes In Nature: Yes, It Does Happen!

Females can activate their testes and deactivate their ovaries.

November 19, 2007

 

Poisonous Snakes

Did you know that most so-called poisonous snakes aren't poisonous at all, but actually venomous?

April 28, 2005

 

Growing and Growing and Growing and…

Can animals grow infinitely big in the right conditions? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 15, 2004

 

Acanthostega

Learn about the acanthostega on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Do Bugs Sleep?

Almost all mammals, in fact, have REM sleep; birds do too, although only in the early parts of their lives. It seems that sleep and REM are required by a particularly complex kind of brain.

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