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Dog Origins Disputed
Karen Zusi | Dec 17, 2015
A genomic study suggests that dogs diverged from wolves in Southeast Asia 33,000 years ago, contrary to reports placing their origins elsewhere on the continent.
Dogs Originated in Central Asia
Karen Zusi | Oct 21, 2015
Man’s best friend was domesticated near Nepal and Mongolia at least 15,000 years ago, according to a genetic analysis.
Microorganisms Make a House a Home?
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 26, 2015
The fungal and bacterial communities in household dust can reveal some details about a building’s inhabitants.
Of Dogs and Men
Amanda B. Keener | May 26, 2015
Clues from an ancient wolf genome are leading scientists to reconsider how long dogs have been people’s companions.
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.
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2015
Evolving Ourselves, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, Bats
Canine Facial Recognition
Jenny Rood | Feb 13, 2015
Dogs can distinguish between angry and happy human faces, a study finds.
America’s First Pooches
Jenny Rood | Jan 27, 2015
Study of ancient dog DNA sheds light on early Americans’ relationships with their pets.
How Dogs Interpret Speech
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2014
Dogs tend to turn to the left when they hear emotional speech-like sounds, and right when they hear verbal commands from a robot.
Ig Nobels Honor Amusing Research
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 22, 2014
This year’s winners include those who’ve studied how dogs respond to magnetic fields, and the health risks of pet cats, among other things.