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Extinct “Devil Frog” Sported Spikes, Body Armor

The giant “devil frog” was even more terrifying than previously thought, a new study says. Recent fossil analysis shows that the predatory amphibian, Beelzebufo ampinga, was smaller than first described, but had spiky flanges protruding from its skull and plate-like armor down its back. (Also see “7 Demonic Creatures: Thorny Devil, Satanic Gecko, More.”) Initially estimated…

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Top 10 Headlines Today: Volcanoes ‘Scream,’ Blackbeard’s Treasure Found…

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Top 10 Headlines Today: Habitable Planets, New Killer Whale Species…

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Top 10 Headlines Today: Black Hole Bonanza Discovered, Nails May Be Key to Regenerating Limbs…

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July 22, 2012: Biking Africa’s Indian Ocean Coast, Studying Life in Antarctica, and More

Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. Please check listings near you to find the best way to listen to National Geographic Weekend on radio, or listen below! HOUR 1 As the crow flies, Cape Town, South Africa…

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