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The tale of the shape-shifting frog

June 8, 2015
Screengrab/REUTERS

Screengrab/REUTERS

 

This frog’s a real chameleon.

A so-called “shape-shifting” frog, the Pristimanti Mutabilis adapts to its surroundings by changing the texture of its skin. The little guy was once-dubbed a “punk rocker” frog by the scientists who discovered him, due to his spiky flesh. But the nickname quickly faded when they placed him on a smooth surface and saw his skin smooth out as well to mimic its surroundings.

Oh, hay

June 5, 2015

  Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah stands while being bathed following his morning workout at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York June 3, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah stands while being bathed following his morning workout at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York June 3, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

What did you do on your summer vacation?

June 4, 2015

  Argentine tourists adjust their masks before entering the water during a snorkeling class in the archipelago of Los Roques May 29, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Argentine tourists adjust their masks before entering the water during a snorkeling class in the archipelago of Los Roques in Venezuela May 29, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Careful there, Lorax

June 3, 2015

  None of these is the 777-year-old tree. They're just some redwoods. Don't ask them how old they are, though, that's rude. REUTERS/Nick Adams

None of these is the 777-year-old tree. They’re just some redwoods. Don’t ask them how old they are, though, that’s rude. REUTERS/Nick Adams

The miracle fish

June 2, 2015

  A juvenile smalltooth sawfish is pictured in the Charlotte Harbor estuarine system in Florida in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters June 1, 2015.  REUTER/Jamie Mae Darrow/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission/Handout via Reuters

A juvenile smalltooth sawfish is pictured in the Charlotte Harbor estuarine system in Florida in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters June 1, 2015. REUTER/Jamie Mae Darrow/Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission/Handout via Reuters

Just like real life

June 1, 2015
A sculpture entitled 'Old Couple on a Bench'. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A sculpture entitled ‘Old Couple on a Bench’. REUTERS/Toby Melville

 

Madame Tussaud’s it’s not.

Artist Duane Hanson has created a series of extremely realistic human sculptures to draw attention to the challenges of working class life. Click through to see the gallery.

Erudite juveniles asservate sagacity

May 29, 2015

  Vanya Shivashankar (L) of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul Venkatachalam, St. Louis Missouri lift the trophy after becoming co-champions after the final round of the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor, Maryland May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Vanya Shivashankar (L) of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul Venkatachalam, St. Louis Missouri after becoming co-champions of the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, Maryland May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

In the sky, with diamonds – and a friend

May 28, 2015

  Team members crawl at the area where the paratype jaw (BRT-VP-3/14) was found, searching for more pieces of the specimen, in Ethiopia in this image released to Reuters on May 26, 2015.  REUTERS/Yohannes Haile-Selassie/Cleveland Museum of Natural History/Handout via Reuters

Team members crawl at the area where the paratype jaw (BRT-VP-3/14) was found, searching for more pieces of the specimen, in Ethiopia in this image released to Reuters on May 26, 2015. REUTERS/Yohannes Haile-Selassie/Cleveland Museum of Natural History/Handout via Reuters

Heatwave strikes India

May 27, 2015
A man sleeps under the shade of a tree on a hot summer day at a public park in New Delhi, India, May 27, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

A man sleeps under the shade of a tree on a hot summer day at a park in New Delhi, India, May 27, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Feminism, North Korean style

May 26, 2015
An employee enters a room at a hotel in Mount Kumgang resort in Kumgang September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

An employee enters a room at a hotel in Mount Kumgang resort September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria