Famous Fox Domestication Experiment Challenged
Famous Fox Domestication Experiment Challenged
The tamed foxes, whose appearances changed with breeding, weren’t wild to begin with, say the authors of a new study.
Famous Fox Domestication Experiment Challenged
Famous Fox Domestication Experiment Challenged

The tamed foxes, whose appearances changed with breeding, weren’t wild to begin with, say the authors of a new study.

The tamed foxes, whose appearances changed with breeding, weren’t wild to begin with, say the authors of a new study.

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JHU Researchers Harmed Dogs, Animal Rights Group Argues
JHU Researchers Harmed Dogs, Animal Rights Group Argues
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2019
Stop Animal Exploitation Now issues a federal complaint against Johns Hopkins scientists, saying they messed up surgeries on nine animals.
Domestication Might Have Sculpted Eyebrow Expressions in Dogs
Domestication Might Have Sculpted Eyebrow Expressions in Dogs
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 18, 2019
Dogs have stronger facial muscles compared to wolves, giving them the sad or “puppy dog eyes” look.
Humane Society Successfully Campaigns to End Pesticide Test on Dogs
Humane Society Successfully Campaigns to End Pesticide Test on Dogs
Shawna Williams | Apr 8, 2019
After the release of an undercover investigation, Corteva Agrisciences announces it will release 36 beagles for rehoming.
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
Abby Olena | Feb 14, 2019
A clock constructed of rDNA methylation sites can estimate both chronological and biological age across species.
Photos of the Year
Photos of the Year
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 21, 2018
From 500-million-year-old fat to a newly discovered virus, here are some stunners from The Scientist in 2018.
Number of Pets in Infancy Tied to Lower Allergy Risk
Number of Pets in Infancy Tied to Lower Allergy Risk
Shawna Williams | Dec 19, 2018
A study finds the effect is dose-dependent, with each additional pet further lowering the odds of developing allergies.
Goats Prefer Happy Human Faces
Goats Prefer Happy Human Faces
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2018
Like dogs and horses, goats can discern happy from angry facial expressions. But whether these animals possess empathy remains unclear.
Experiments on Dogs Will Continue, VA Secretary Says
Experiments on Dogs Will Continue, VA Secretary Says
Jef Akst | Nov 12, 2018
Robert Wilkie, head of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, defends controversial research practices that have been heavily criticized by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
A Researcher’s Best Friend
A Researcher’s Best Friend
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2018
Meet Joey Ramp, a University of Illinois neuroscience student who is fighting to continue her education with her service dog by her side.