Image of the Day: Wolves Playing Fetch
Image of the Day: Wolves Playing Fetch
A new study shows wolf pups responding to vocal encouragement from humans.
Image of the Day: Wolves Playing Fetch
Image of the Day: Wolves Playing Fetch

A new study shows wolf pups responding to vocal encouragement from humans.

A new study shows wolf pups responding to vocal encouragement from humans.

domestication
Famous Fox Domestication Experiment Challenged
Famous Fox Domestication Experiment Challenged
Emily Makowski | Dec 4, 2019
The tamed foxes, whose appearances changed with breeding, weren’t wild to begin with, say the authors of a new study.
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.
Ancient Teeth Tell the History of Equine Dentistry
Ancient Teeth Tell the History of Equine Dentistry
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Researchers studied 3,000-year-old skeletal remains from Mongolia to understand the origins of veterinary dental practices.
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations
Catherine Offord | Jul 5, 2018
European settlers likely wiped out these ancient dogs, but the animals seem to have left a lasting legacy in a transmissible canine cancer.
Image of the Day: Jasper the Cat
Image of the Day: Jasper the Cat
The Scientist Staff | May 22, 2018
Researchers found a previously undiscovered hepadnavirus in an immunocompromised cat.
Dogs’ Friendly Demeanor Written in Their DNA
Dogs’ Friendly Demeanor Written in Their DNA
Bob Grant | Jul 20, 2017
Researchers pinpoint the genes that make pooches so dang affable.
Dogs Have a Single Genetic Origin: Study
Dogs Have a Single Genetic Origin: Study
Diana Kwon | Jul 18, 2017
A new genetic analysis contradicts a 2016 study proposing that our canine companions were domesticated from two distinct populations.
Genes Linked to Dogs’ Sociability with People
Genes Linked to Dogs’ Sociability with People
Jef Akst | Sep 30, 2016
Genetic variants on chromosome 26 appears to play a role in a dog’s tendency to turn to people for help.
The Evolution of Beer Yeast
The Evolution of Beer Yeast
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 12, 2016
Sequencing more than 150 yeast genomes, scientists describe distinct lineages cultivated by humans for making beer and wine.