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3D-printed salamander robot moves just like the real thing

3D-printed salamander robot moves just like the real thing Advanced robots like AlphaDog and SpotMini can move pretty well, but their gait tends to have a telltale robotic look.This skeletal salamander robot moves eerily like the real thing.

Meet the fluorescent tree frogs of South America

Meet the fluorescent tree frogs of South America Scientists in Argentina and Brazil say they've found the first solid evidence of a fluorescent amphibian, courtesy of the South American tree frog.Their findings, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offer clues into how this tiny tree frog survives in its environment.

Sick with the flu? Here have some frog slime

Sick with the flu? Here have some frog slime Defensive compounds in frogs' skins were already known to protect the amphibians against bacteria.Jacobs and his colleagues identified one peptide that is particularly adept at fighting flu viruses.