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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.

October 18, 2010

 

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Man’s Best Friend

Quiz your fellow canine-lovers with these fun facts!

September 6, 2010

 

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Fighting Crime with Doggie DNA

Forensic scientists are now using dogs' DNA to help stop dogfighting and abuse.

August 13, 2010

 

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Why Do Animals Have Lighter Fur On Their Bellies?

Animals have mastered blending in with their surroundings. Yet, why do some animals have lighter fur on their bellies than on their backs?

July 19, 2010

 

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How To Calculate Your Dog’s Age (Don’t Just Multiply By 7!)

There is a popular myth that says you can multiply a dog's age by seven to find their "real age." Find out what is wrong with this method.

July 2, 2010

 

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Owning A Pet Is Beneficial To Your Health

Do you own a pet? Chances are you're healthier than a friend who doesn't own a companion animal.

January 14, 2010

 

A puppy lying down, asleep.

Why Dogs Turn In Circles Before Lying Down

Almost all domestic and wild dogs show this behavior as they prepare to curl up and lie down, but there have been almost no experiments to find out why.

October 21, 2009

 

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How Dogs Eat

Why do dogs seem to gulp down any and all food put in front of them?

June 5, 2008

 

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Humaniqueness

It might seem like an obvious question, but what really makes humans different from some of our four legged friends? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 6, 2008

 

Dog and Cat Side-by-side

Breeding Cats and Dogs

Domesticated cats tend to show much less variety. A Siamese and a tabby are both shaped like, well, cats. While there are many different breeds of dogs.

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