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Climate Change Alters Tree Frog Evolution
2012-10-26 06:40:59

A post-doctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Justin Touchon, recently discovered that climate change in Panama may be altering the course of evolution for some tropical frogs.

2008-05-20 16:22:23

When our distant ancestors were making their way out from the water, they had to evolve a way to lay their eggs on land. Now a tree frog could help shed light on this mysterious, pivotal moment in history.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]