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Alaskan frogs freeze themselves to survive extreme cold

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 11:30

Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have found that wood frogs in subarctic interior Alaska survive cold during winter season by freezing themselves below minus 18 degrees Celsius for up to 218 days and then come back to life in the spring season.

Frog`s jumping style depends on environment

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 13:26

A frog`s jump is not as simple as it seems, according to scientists who have discovered that different species adopt different leaping styles depending on their environment.

Indian scientists discover 14 new species of `dancing frogs` in Western Ghats

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 21:42

In an exciting find, scientists have discovered as many as 14 new species of dancing frogs from the forests of Western Ghats in southern India.

Now Bihar school serves dead rat in mid-day meal

Last Updated: Friday, November 22, 2013, 20:16

A dead rat was among the things served up as part of the children`s mid-day meal Friday at a government school in the Bihar capital, police said Friday.

Frog named after Darwin croaks its last

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 09:13

A frog named after Charles Darwin has gone extinct because of a deadly amphibian skin disease, scientists believe.

Brits ate frogs` legs 8,000 years before the French

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 19:35

Frogs` legs are considered a French delicacy, but new archaeological evidence suggests Britons were feasting on the meat 8,000 years before it found its way to the French cuisine.

Frogs that hear with their mouths

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 11:21

Scientists have solved the mystery of why one of the world`s smallest frogs -- Gardiner`s Seychelles frog -- can hear without an ear.

Female frogs prefer males who can multitask

Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 14:38

Scientists studying gray tree frogs have found that females of the species prefer males whose calls reflect the ability to multitask effectively.

Females prefer `multitasking` males

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 15:32

Like humans, female frogs also prefer males who have the ability to multitask effectively, a new study has revealed.

Goa govt modernises wireless connectivity to check poaching

Last Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 11:07

In a bid to thwart poaching incidents, Goa forest department has networked all its offices through latest wireless technology replacing the conventional system which had limited applications.

Athletic frogs `have faster-changing genomes`

Last Updated: Friday, April 13, 2012, 19:38

Those who are athletic have faster-changing genomes, say researchers, after carrying out a study of poison frogs from Central and South America.

Croaks help frogs locate mates with matching DNA

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 15:39

Female tree frogs select mates by picking out the one which shares the same DNA as them.