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Ancient Wolf DNA Could Solve Dog Origin Mystery
Siberian Husky
May 21st, 2015
The genome of 35,000-year-old wolf rib from Siberia suggests huskies carry ancient wolf DNA.
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Dogs Arrived Late to the Americas
A dog
January 12th, 2015
Dogs may have arrived in the Americas only about 10,000 years ago, thousands of years after humans first did, researchers say.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West in "The Wizard of Oz" (1939).
April 19th, 2015
Theories and answers about Earth, poop and our health and even why humans have chins — here are some of the most interesting stories in Science.
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New Pet Therapy Guidelines: No Cats in Hospitals
A man wearing a gas mask holds a cat at an arm's length
March 3rd, 2015
A furry companion can offer comfort to hospital patients, but new guidelines recommend that only dogs — and not cats — be allowed in hospital pet therapy programs.
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What Beagles Reveal about Alzheimer's in Humans
dogs, alzheimer's, brain activity, aging
January 11th, 2015
Dogs may be very well suited to help us understand how these lifestyle factors help our brains as we get older.
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'Puppy Eyes' Help Dogs Bond with Humans, Study Suggests
woman gazing into black lab's eyes
April 16th, 2015
Dogs make eye contact with humans because they have hijacked an ancient hormonal pathway that facilitates bonding in humans, new research suggests.
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Dogs Can Tell Happy or Angry Human Faces
A woman nuzzles her dog.
February 12th, 2015
Can your dog tell whether you are content or annoyed? Yes, according to new research.
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Do Dogs Understand Words or Emotions?
dogs, dog lifespan, longevity
November 26th, 2014
Dogs process the emotional and semantic context of words in separate parts of the brain, just like humans, suggesting they understand both words and the emotion behind them.
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