Tiny bone chunk hints at how dogs got to the Americas

An ancient chunk of bone is the oldest from a domestic dog in the Americas, researchers believe. The find sheds light on how dogs got there.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
Feb. 26, 2021 ~6 min

Dogs used to guard livestock may have unintended costs to wildlife

Livestock guarding dogs are considered a non-lethal method for farmers to control wild predators.

Katherine Whitehouse-Tedd, Anthrozoologist, external advisor, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
Feb. 23, 2021 ~5 min

Dogs used to guard livestock from predators can take a surprisingly heavy toll on wildlife

Livestock guarding dogs are considered a non-lethal method for farmers to control wild predators.

Katherine Whitehouse-Tedd, Senior Lecturer in Anthrozoology, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
Feb. 23, 2021 ~5 min

How do arctic foxes hunt in the snow?

Arctic foxes have a few special talents that help them sneak up on unseen prey and pounce.

Jacob Job, Research Associate in Department of Fish, Wildlfe, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University • conversation
Feb. 22, 2021 ~7 min

Cats don't avoid strangers who behave badly towards their owners, unlike dogs

Dogs are more in tune with human social cues than cats.

Ali Boyle, Research Fellow in Kinds of Intelligence (Philosophy), University of Cambridge • conversation
Feb. 19, 2021 ~5 min

Dogs can sniff out COVID-19 in human sweat

New research adds to growing evidence that dogs can detect COVID-19 infection by smell. Can our four-legged friends help fight the pandemic?

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Feb. 12, 2021 ~10 min

When dogs bark, are they using words to communicate?

Dogs' barks say a lot about how they're feeling.

Clive Wynne, Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University • conversation
Feb. 8, 2021 ~4 min

How to tell if your dog is a genius

A new study found some dogs learn the name of a new object after hearing it only four times.

Jan Hoole, Lecturer in Biology, Keele University • conversation
Feb. 2, 2021 ~6 min

Mistrust may be why some dog owners avoid the vet

In addition to things like cost and access, lack of trust may be why some dog owners avoid taking their pet to the veterinarian.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
Jan. 27, 2021 ~5 min

How Biden's dogs could make the Oval Office a workplace with less stress and better decision-making

Research shows the presence of dogs increases overall human well-being, which can come in handy in high-stress work environments like the White House.

Ellen Furlong, Associate Professor of Psychology, Illinois Wesleyan University • conversation
Jan. 26, 2021 ~7 min

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