This Scientific Paper Proves That Nature Never Stops Weirding Us Out

Every now and again, when reading about nature, you come across a fact that you would never, ever believe if you were to read it in fiction. A science fiction novel that featured a creature which used its eyes to eat – literally to push food down its throat – would be ridiculous. But that's what frogs do every day. » 1/30/15 1:33pm 1/30/15 1:33pm

This Freaky New Frog Gives Birth To Live Tadpoles, Not Eggs

Scientists have never seen anything quite like this before. It's a newly discovered species of fanged frog that gives direct birth to live tadpoles instead of laying eggs. It isn't that rare for scientists to find new species of animals, but finding an entirely new mode of reproduction is a different story altogether. » 1/02/15 9:00am 1/02/15 9:00am

For the first time, scientists have grown the embryos of an extinct…

Just a few days ago, we were asking if de-extinction was possible, and today, we're a huge step closer to bringing recently extinct species back to life. Researchers have announced that they've grown early-stage embryos of the gastric-brooding frog, a species that has been extinct since 1983. » 3/16/13 7:30am 3/16/13 7:30am

This is easily the cutest tree frog we've ever seen

Check out this gorgeous photograph of a Red Eye Tree Frog taken by Trevor Owen. The photo earned him a top 50 spot in consideration of Sony's upcoming World Photography Awards for 2013 — a contest that will see the overall winner announced on March 19. Owen's photo beat over 54,000 images to make it into the final… » 2/06/13 4:00pm 2/06/13 4:00pm

Newly discovered species of frog has been hiding in NYC for years

One of the most exciting things about genetic research is how much it has taught us about the diversity of life on Earth. Case in point: the as-yet-unnamed frog species pictured here. It looks so much like New York City's other leopard frogs that scientists overlooked it for years, but by examining its DNA,… » 3/15/12 9:40am 3/15/12 9:40am