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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.
Catch My Drift?
Catch My Drift?
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2013
Dogs are proving to be more in tune to human communication than any other animal, but how much they really understand about people’s intentions is up for debate.
Dogs and Human Evolving Together
Dogs and Human Evolving Together
Dan Cossins | May 16, 2013
A sequencing study suggests that some genes have evolved in parallel in humans and their canine companions, likely as a result of shared selection pressures.
Dogs Adapted to Agriculture
Dogs Adapted to Agriculture
Ed Yong | Jan 23, 2013
As wolves became domesticated, their genes adapted to a starch-rich diet of human leftovers.
Dogs May Guard Against Asthma
Hayley Dunning | Jul 3, 2012
Mice become immune to a virus associated with childhood asthma when exposed to dust from homes that have dogs.
Hypoallergenic Dogs Overhyped?
Bob Grant | Sep 6, 2011
A study finds that homes with dogs billed as hypoallergenic harbor just as many allergens as those housing other breeds.