Indian scientists discover 9 new species of `thumbnail size frogs` in Western Ghats
Indian scientists discover 9 new species of `thumbnail size frogs` in Western Ghats

Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: In an exciting find, scientists at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have discovered as many as nine new species of frogs as small as a thumbnail in the Western Ghats.

Virus threat may make amphibians disappear
Virus threat may make amphibians disappear

A team of European researchers has found that viruses are causing severe diseases and mass deaths in many amphibians including frogs and salamanders.

Bitter taste receptors may be key to animal survival
Bitter taste receptors may be key to animal survival

Bitter taste receptors may not only help animals avoid ingesting potentially harmful poisons or foods but also be key to their survival, new research suggests.

Creatures' ability to regrow limbs is 300 mn years old

The ability of some vertebrates to re-generate or re-grow amputated limbs first evolved at least 300 million years ago, says a study.

How amphibians crossed continents revealed

A researcher has created a first-of-its-kind comprehensive diagram to understand how amphibians crossed the continents.

Alaskan frogs freeze themselves to survive extreme cold

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Triple threat paints grim future for frogs: Study

Frogs, salamanders and other amphibians may eventually have no safe haven left on the globe because of a triple threat of worsening scourges, a new study predicts.

Frog`s sticky feet provide self-cleaning products

Tree frogs have sticky pads on their toes that they use to cling on in difficult situations, but until now it was unclear how they prevent these pads from picking up dirt.

New bugs, frogs found in Papua New Guinea

Among the finds: 24 frog species, spiders and around 100 insects including ants and dragonflies.

Scientists begin search for long lost frogs

A team of experts have begun scouring the world for 100 ‘missing’ species of frogs.

Paris Hilton: ‘I am really a tomboy who likes to hunt for frogs’

Paris Hilton revealed that she is really a ‘tomboy’ who loves to play sports and hunt for frogs.

Weed killer affects frogs sexually: Study

The widely used weed killer atrazine affects the sexual development of frogs, raising questions about the effects of its use in the environment, the University of Ottawa said on Thursday.

Traffic noise could be ruining sex lives of frogs in Oz

Traffic noise could be ruining the sex lives of urban frogs by drowning out the seductive croaks of amorous males, an Australian researcher has said.