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Opinion: On Animal Emotions
Opinion: On Animal Emotions
Allen Greer | Feb 16, 2016
Even if animals do have emotions, anthropomorphism and language impede our understanding of their experiences.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Karen Zusi | Jan 4, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Dog Origins Disputed
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
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?
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
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.
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.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2015
Evolving Ourselves, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, Bats, and The Invaders
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.