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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.

April 30, 2009

 

Cluster of stars in space

Overweight Stars

Astronomers have proposed two theories to explain the mysterious origin of blue stragglers.

September 15, 2005

 

Don’t Touch That Fawn

We’ve all had a moment in our childhood when we came across an abandoned baby animal, and felt the need to care for the little creature. However, before you denigrate other species’ parenting, let alone actively interfere with it, you should know that it’s rarely the case that the baby animals you run across have actually been abandoned. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 8, 2005

 

Cats on the Blink

Cats send all sorts of nonverbal signals, both to each other and to us humans. One of those signals is a blink. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 9, 2005

 

Purring

Scratch a friendly cat behind the ears and she’s likely to reward you with a deep purring. Have you ever wondered exactly how a cat makes this noise, and why a cat would want to do so in the first place? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 12, 2005

 

A huge cockroach sits on a log.

The World’s Largest Cockroach: Rhinoceros Cockroaches

Believe it or not, the Australian burrowing cockroach, also known as the rhinoceros cockroach, is one of Australia's most popular pets.

September 27, 2003

 

Pets and Allergies

On today's Moment of Science, we discuss some research that indicates being around pets early in life is not such a bad idea.

September 27, 2003

 

A really cute puppy.

Fighting Stress With Pets

Good news pet lovers! A recent study shows that your dog Rex or your cat Muffy may actually help control blood pressure during stressful times.

September 27, 2003

 

Big Fido Is Watching You

That’s when you have a tiny, encased computer chip inserted under the skin of your dog or cat. Why?All sorts of information can be encoded on the chip, from the name of the animal’s owner–useful in case the animal gets lost–to information about its medical history a vet might need.

September 27, 2003

 

Is Your Dog Wimpier than Your Cat?

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 […]

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