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Domestication’s Downsides for Dogs
Domestication’s Downsides for Dogs
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 21, 2015
The selection of traits suitable for human companionship may have dragged along some unfavorable alleles.
Puppy Love
Puppy Love
Jef Akst | Apr 17, 2015
Dog owners bond with their four-legged friends via the same hormonal pathways through which human mothers bond with their babies.
Canine Facial Recognition
Canine Facial Recognition
Jenny Rood | Feb 13, 2015
Dogs can distinguish between angry and happy human faces, a study finds.
America’s First Pooches
America’s First Pooches
Jenny Rood | Jan 27, 2015
Study of ancient dog DNA sheds light on early Americans’ relationships with their pets.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 12, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
New ID for Dingoes
New ID for Dingoes
Kerry Grens | Apr 2, 2014
Once thought to be feral dogs, dingoes are actually a separate taxon from their domesticated relatives.
Imaging the Canine Brain
Imaging the Canine Brain
Abby Olena | Feb 20, 2014
Researchers use comparative neuroimaging to study the dog’s auditory cortex.
OCD-Linked Canine Genes
OCD-Linked Canine Genes
Jef Akst | Feb 19, 2014
Dogs can suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder just like some humans do, and now researchers have identified a genetic basis for their spastic behavior.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Abby Olena | Feb 13, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Dog-Wolf Split
Dog-Wolf Split
Jef Akst | Jan 17, 2014
Yet another genetic study of modern canines, both wild and domestic, supports the notion that humans domesticated dogs before growing crops.