domestication
Pumpkins Saved By People?
Pumpkins Saved By People?
Jef Akst | Nov 25, 2015
Domestication may have saved pumpkins, gourds, and squash as seed dispersers like the mastodon went extinct. 
Three Origins for Rice?
Three Origins for Rice?
Karen Zusi | Nov 3, 2015
Rice was domesticated three separate times across Asia, a new study suggests.
Unexpectedly Wild
Unexpectedly Wild
Karen Zusi | Sep 1, 2015
Genomic analysis reveals pigs interbred with wild boars during domestication.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2015
The Genealogy of a Gene, On the Move, The Chimp and the River, and Domesticated
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.
New ID for Dingoes
New ID for Dingoes
Kerry Grens | Apr 2, 2014
Once thought to be feral dogs, dingoes are actually a separate taxon from their domesticated relatives.
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.
Herding Cats
Herding Cats
Abby Olena | Dec 17, 2013
Examination of bones found in a Chinese village suggests that domesticated felines lived side-by-side with humans 5,300 years ago.
Origin of Domestic Dogs
Origin of Domestic Dogs
Ed Yong | Nov 14, 2013
New analysis suggests that domestic dogs evolved from European wolves that interacted with human hunter-gatherers.
On Point
On Point
Abby Olena | Oct 11, 2013
Researchers demonstrate that elephants can use human pointing cues to find hidden food.