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October 26, 2015


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Why Dogs Bark

Dogs acquired their bark during the domestication process from wolves to man's best friend.

December 23, 2014


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Is Your Dog Wimpier than Your Cat?

Cats have evolved to hide signs of illness as a matter of survival.

October 19, 2010


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Pessimistic Pups: Why Your Dog May See The Dish As Half Empty

Dogs can be worried and pessimistic just like people, researchers report.

September 21, 2010


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10 Awesome Things To Know About Your Pet

Why does my pet do that? A Moment of Science gathers some of our favorite pet-related podcasts.

June 4, 2009


Sleeping Golden Retriever puppy

How To Display Dominance When Training Your Dog

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.

December 8, 2008


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Man’s Best Friend—in All Shapes and Sizes

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?

June 11, 2007


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Why Whiskers?

Sure your cat's whiskers are cute but do they serve a more practical purpose?

July 22, 2005


Your Dog’s Got Mail

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.

May 14, 2004


Scoop That Poop

Scooping that poop is more important than you thought. Learn about the gross effects of not cleaning up your dog's fecal matter.

September 27, 2003



“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.

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