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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

 

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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.

June 27, 2006

 

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Do Animals Laugh?

If you have a dog, you may have noticed that sometimes it seems to be smiling. Of course, we know that dogs don't really smile, right?

February 9, 2006

 

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Dogs and Chimpanzees

Dog-human attentiveness may mean that dogs make better subjects to study cognitive skills than primates, even chimpanzees, our closest genetic relatives.

February 8, 2006

 

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Dogs versus Wolves

I'm not saying dogs weren't intelligent creatures in their distant past, before they were domesticated, but now wolves are much smarter than dogs.

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.

November 13, 2003

 

Canine Compulsive Disorder

Is your dog suffering from obsessive compulsive disorders? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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