Astronomers have proposed two theories to explain the mysterious origin of blue stragglers.
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.
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.
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.
Believe it or not, the Australian burrowing cockroach, also known as the rhinoceros cockroach, is one of Australia's most popular pets.
On today's Moment of Science, we discuss some research that indicates being around pets early in life is not such a bad idea.
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 [...]
Are onions bad for your cat or dog? What foods should pets avoid?
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.
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.