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September 25, 2020

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Scientists 'Scent Train' Honeybees to Boost Sunflowers' Seed Production

If you want a dog to hunt something down, it helps to let them sniff an item to pick up the scent. Now, researchers have found that scent training honeybees might work in a similar way -- and that ...

DNA Unlocks a New Understanding of Coral

A new study challenges more than 200 years of coral classification. Researchers say the 'traditional' method does not accurately capture the differences between species or their evolutionary ...

Making Dog Food More Delectable by Analyzing Aromas

Dogs aren't known for being picky about their food, eating the same kibble day after day with relish. However, owners of pampered pooches want their pets to have the best possible culinary ...

African Wild Dogs Have Vestigial First Digit and Muscular Adaptations for Life on the Run

African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) are known for their unique hunting style, often referred to as 'exhaustive predation', in which they chase their ...
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Big Dogs Face More Joint Problems If Neutered Early

Heavier mixed-breed dogs have higher health risks if neutered or spayed early, according to a new ...

Dingoes Have Gotten Bigger Over the Last 80 Years, and Pesticides Might Be to Blame

The average size of a dingo is increasing, but only in areas where poison-baits are ...

Michigan Coyotes: What's for Dinner Depends on What the Neighbors Are Having

Michigan coyotes in most of the Lower Peninsula are the ''top dogs'' in the local food chain and can dine on a wide variety of small animals, including rabbits and rodents, along ...

When Should You Neuter Your Dog to Avoid Health Risks?

A new, 10-year study by researchers at the University of California, Davis, examined 35 dog breeds and found vulnerability from neutering, and the age at which they are neutered, varies greatly ...

Researchers Cast Doubt on Earlier COVID-19 Origins Study Citing Dogs as Possible Hosts

A study published earlier this year claiming the coronavirus may have jumped from dogs to humans is scientifically flawed, offering no direct evidence to support its conclusions, according to a ...

More Than One Cognition: A Call for Change in the Field of Comparative Psychology

Researchers argue that cognitive studies in comparative psychology often wrongly take an anthropocentric approach, resulting in an over-valuation of human-like abilities and the assumption that ...

Owner Behavior Affects Effort and Accuracy in Dogs' Communications

Researchers have found that dogs adapt their communicative strategies to their environment and that owner behavior influences communicative effort and success. Experimental results found no evidence ...

The Sixth Sense of Animals: An Early Warning System for Earthquakes?

Continuously observing animals with motion sensors could improve earthquake ...

Grassroots Dog Vaccinations Can Help Stop Rabies, but Not Alone

While scientists are trying to find a vaccine for COVID-19, the rabies virus continues to kill 59,000 people every year. But unlike COVID, a vaccine has existed for more than a century. Vaccinating ...

How Old Is Your Dog in Human Years? New Method Better Than 'Multiply by 7'

How old is your tail-wagging bundle of joy in human years? According to the well-known ''rule of paw,'' one dog year is the equivalent of 7 years. Now scientists say it's ...

Sled Dogs Are Closely Related to 9,500-Year-Old 'Ancient Dog'

Sled dogs are much older and have adapted to Arctic conditions much earlier than previously thought. Researchers show that ancestors of modern sled dogs have worked and lived with humans for over ...

Dangerous Tick-Borne Bacterium Extremely Rare in New Jersey

There's some good news in New Jersey about a potentially deadly tick-borne bacterium. Researchers examined more than 3,000 ticks in the Garden State and found only one carrying Rickettsia ...

'Cooperative' and 'Independent' Dog Breeds May Not React Differently to Unfair Outcomes

Cooperative-worker dog breeds do not appear to respond more negatively to unfair outcomes than do independent-worker breeds, according to a new study. Although the sample size was small, the results ...

Digitize Your Dog Into a Computer Game

Researchers have developed motion capture technology that enables you to digitize your dog without a motion capture suit and using only one ...

Monitoring Environmental Exposures in Dogs Could Be Early Warning System for Human Health

Man's best friend may also be man's best bet for figuring out how environmental chemicals could impact our ...

Fearful Great Danes Provide New Insights to Genetic Causes of Fear

Researchers have identified a new genomic region and anxiety-related candidate genes associated with fearfulness in dogs. Findings support their hypothesis that fearfulness and anxiety are hereditary ...

Yes, Your Dog Wants to Rescue You

Imagine you're a dog. Your owner is trapped in a box and is crying out for help. Are you aware of his despair? If so, can you set him free? And what's more, do you really want to? ...

Reintroduction of Wolves Tied to Return of Tall Willows in Yellowstone National Park

The reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park is tied to the recovery of tall willows in the park, according to a new ...

Why Cats Have More Lives Than Dogs When It Comes to Snakebite

Cats are twice as likely to survive a venomous snakebite than dogs, and the reasons behind this strange phenomenon have just been revealed. The research team compared the effects of snake venoms on ...

Saving Livestock by Thinking Like a Predator

Humans have struggled to reduce the loss of livestock to carnivores for thousands of years, and yet, solutions remain elusive. According to a new study, solving this ancient puzzle requires going ...

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