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January 3, 2018


Your Favorite Moments Of Science In 2017

We start 2018 by looking at what you loved in 2017.

November 27, 2017


A dog drinking from a water fountain

Why Are Dogs Such Messy Drinkers?

Dogs stay hydrated by plunging their tongue deep into water and curving it backwards into a sort of ladle shape.

October 10, 2017


A dog.

Raising Wolves

Wolf pups raised by humans do bond with their caretakers, although the bond is different than it is with dogs.

May 25, 2017


A close-up image of a brown rabbit. The rabbit is in the center of the frame, looking slightly to the right. It is brown with a visible shiny black eye. Behind it is is light red and gray brick walk.

Rabbits Can Grimace

Mammalian animals and humans express pain in similar ways.

April 10, 2017


sliced onion

Onions Are Toxic to Your Pets   

Raw onions contain sulfur compounds that are toxic to pets.

November 7, 2016


A pug looks into the camera. Its mouth is open and its tongue is visible.

In Dog Eyes

While dogs can't see colors as well as most people do, they see five times better at night.

October 31, 2016


Two Great Pyrenees dogs touch noses.

The Empathetic Abilities of Dogs

Scientists are studying whether or not dogs are empathetic.

June 2, 2016


pair of dogs

Dogs Recognize Their Own Species

In a lab study, dogs learned how to match other canines by species.

December 25, 2014


dog fetches newspaper

Here, Boy!

Dogs have been genetically encoded to understand human behavior.

August 12, 2014


Up-close shot of dog snout

Your Dog Likes Your Smell

Your dog "nose" you by smell, and your dog's favorite thing to smell is, of course, your scent.

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