Many frogs, such as the red-eyed tree frog, are sought-after pets.
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People sometimes release pets into the wild, resulting in biological invasions.
Panamanian golden frogs (
Atelopus zeteki) are listed as critically endangered, and may be extinct in the wild.
Chytrid fungus has caused a global "amphibian apocalypse," killing frogs worldwide. Now some appear to be evolving resistance – but a closely related fungus threatens newts and salamanders.
Barncales stick with glue like no other.
Nature has created some of the strongest glues with properties we could use – if we understood how they worked.
Texas blind salamander.
A new project hopes to drill through the Earth's crust for the first time. But what beasties lurk deep beneath our feet?
“Now, what did I do with my old left leg?”
Newts are unique within the salamander family for the way they regrow limbs. And along with fossils are giving clues to a unique ability to regenerate.
Toilet jaws: the scourge of people and dinosaurs 200m years ago.
University of Edinburgh
Metoposaurus algarvensis, aka toilet jaws, was all over our early ancestors. The thing that got us off the hook? A big hot interception 200m years ago.
A new animal study shows we’re making small progress in working out how to grow limbs.
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Damage to vital organs, the spinal cord, or limbs can have an enormous impact on our ability to move, function – and even live. But imagine if you could restore these tissues back to their original condition…