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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
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.