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Dogs Mimic Their Pals' Playful Behaviors
two dogs playing in the grass.
December 23rd, 2015
Fido may have empathy for his pals, according to research in a dog park that revealed pups rapidly mimic the playful behaviors of their friends more than they copy strangers.
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Photos: Fertility Eggs-periments Yield Litter of Playful Pups
December 9th, 2015
The first-ever litter of 'test tube' puppies arrived after decades of experimentation and canine reproduction research. And they are adorable.
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How a Family Dog May Lower a Child's Asthma Risk
A doctor treats a young boy with asthma
November 2nd, 2015
Kids who live in a house with a dog before they turn 1 have a lower risk of asthma a few years later, a new study suggests.
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Photos: Dice and Pottery Found in 2nd Century Roman Settlement
Rocky remains, roman settlement
September 18th, 2015
Archaeologists have uncovered a Roman settlement that likely housed the family members of soldiers serving at a nearby Roman fort.
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8 Million Dog Mummies Found in 'God of Death' Mass Grave
dog mummy
June 18th, 2015
In ancient Egypt, so many people worshiped Anubis, the jackal-headed god of death, that the catacombs next to his sacred temple once held nearly 8 million mummified puppies and grown dogs, a new study finds.
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IVF Puppies: First Litter Born by In Vitro Fertilization
December 9th, 2015
Cornell University researchers have unlocked a reproductive secret in domestic dogs, resulting in the first litter of puppies born through in vitro fertilization.
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What Clues Does Your Dog's Spit Hold for Human Mental Health?
Beskow the adopted mutt
December 5th, 2015
Dogs suffer from many of the same psychiatric and neurological disease humans do. Can studying them help diagnose and treat humans as well?
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Spot Has Your Back: Dogs Avoid People Who Slight Owners
dog with man and woman
August 19th, 2015
Dogs may play catch, obey commands and even share the occasional dessert with their owners, but can they understand simple interactions between people?
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