Pesticide Turns Male Frogs into Females

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The pesticide atrazine can turn male frogs into females that are able to mate and successfully reproduce.
Here, two male frogs mating. The larger animal on the bottom has been completely feminized by
atrazine exposure and can produce viable eggs.

A commonly used pesticide known as atrazine can turn male frogs into females that are successfully able to reproduce, a new study finds.

While previous work has shown atrazine can cause sexual abnormalities in frogs, such as hermaphroditism (having both male and female sex organs), this study is the first to find that atrazine’s effects are long-lasting and can influence reproduction in amphibians.

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Artist Creates New Painted Face For Every Day Of The Year

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James Kuhn showing of his yellow bird face paint.
James Kuhn, an incredible artist, is the man behind these unique face paintings. An interesting part about this project is that he paints on his own face, a new mask every day for a year. That is 365 totally different designs, everything from cartoons to his favorite foods. Here you can see some of his mask, that represents a dog, a slice of watermelon, a bird, etc. Kuhn even painted Conan O’Brien on his face. He started with the project one day he missed work because he was snowed in, and his inspiration came from photo exhibitions of a picture that he saw one day.
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