Dogs can be worried and pessimistic just like people, researchers report.
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If you read dog-training books, you've probably learned that to control your dog, you have to display dominance. Find out more on this Moment of Science.
Isn't it amazing that dog breeds like the Chihuahua and the Great Dane can vary so much in size, yet be the same species?
Sure your cat's whiskers are cute but do they serve a more practical purpose?
As you may have noticed, your dog probably treats each walk as an adventure-packed expedition through the Amazonian wilds. What’s up with the constant sniffing of every patch of sidewalk, tuft of grass, and length of stop sign? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Scooping that poop is more important than you thought. Learn about the gross effects of not cleaning up your dog's fecal matter.
Have you ever noticed that while it’s pretty easy to tell your dog is sick, it’s much harder to know how your cat or bird are feeling? Well, before you start asking your dog why it can’t be more stoic like animals half its size, it’s probably worth considering each animal’s place in the food [...]
“Spandrel” is a term from architecture. Imagine a dome that is held up by four arches, the way it’s done in cathedrals. When you do this you wind up with some leftover space between each arch. That’s a spandrel.
Point at a ball and a dog will look at the ball, whereas a cat will probably look at your hand. Dogs seem to have a ready understanding of how human beings direct attention by pointing, and can follow our gestures almost as if they thought the same way we do. Of course, dogs probably [...]