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Dogs Get Jealous, Too

Jealousy in canines probably evolved to protect important social bonds in the pack, according to a new paper.

Lab Animals Stressed Out by Men, Study Finds

Men stress out rodents—and probably most other mammals, including furry pets—with the whiff of their armpit sweat, a new study says.

Top 10 Headlines Today: Dogs’ Surprising Genetic Roots, Analyzing Babies’ Cries…

On our radar today: 1) American dogs are not as American as we may have thought; 2) Researchers are developing a way to analyze babies’ cries; 3) The robot Atlas may be foreshadowing an age of ‘robo sapians’, and…

Top 10 Headlines Today: Roman God’s Head Found in Garbage Pit, Lock-Picking Cockatoos…

On our radar today: 1) Mysterious radio waves in space; 2) A Roman god’s head was found in a garbage pit; 3) Cockatoos pick locks to get rewards, and…

Our Top 10 Headlines Today: Thieving Lemurs, Space Robot…

On our radar today: 1) Social lemurs make for better thieves; 2) A Japanese talking robot is set to be launched into space; 3) The first unlooted royal tomb of its kind was unearthed in Peru, and…

San Style: Dancing in Botswana

You never know what you’ll encounter in your travels.  During my time reporting on Cheetah Conservation Botswana’s work, I headed to the town of Ghanzi to get supplies and run a few errands with CCB’s camp manager. Right when we arrived, the Botswana National Youth Council was staging a huge outreach festival in the town…

Our Top 10 Headlines Today: Robo-Ravens, Predatory Sea Slugs…

On our radar today: 1) A new robo-raven is so lifelike, it’s fooling real birds; 2) Predatory sea slugs are learning how to avoid dangerous prey; 3) Stalagmites provide a new view of abrupt climate change, and…

Our Top 10 Headlines Today: Molecule Photography, Strange Star Glitch…

On our radar today: 1) Scientists discover a way to photograph chemicals before and after their reactions; 2) A fast spinning magnetic star has a strange glitch; 3) Researchers help explain how turtles developed their hard shells, and…

Our Top 10 Headlines Today: Frozen Mammoth with Flowing Blood, Nuking Asteroids…

On our radar today: 1) Scientists discover a well-preserved woolly mammoth with still-flowing blood; 2) Nuking asteroids may be Earth’s best protection, one expert says; 3) Mutant mosquitoes lose their lust for the human scent, and…

Our Top 10 Headlines Today: Beer-Pouring Robots, Jellyfish Fighting Global Warming…

On our radar today: 1) Beer pouring robots can anticipate human movements; 2) Jellyfish might aid in the fight against global warming; 3) A ‘dwarf” fox is bouncing back from the brink of extinction, and…

Our Top 10 Headlines Today: Why Our Ancestors Took to Two Feet, Cosmic Curly Straws…

On our radar today: 1) Why early humans may have taken to two feet; 2) How galaxies feed; 3) King Richard III was buried in a hasty grave, and…

Our Top 10 Headlines Today: Merging Galaxies, Oldest Man Reaches Everest Summit…

On our radar today: 1) Astronomers spot two galaxies merging; 2) An octogenarian has become the oldest to reach the summit of Mount Everest; 3) A speedy new dinosaur has been found in Canada, and…

Our Top 10 Headlines Today: 3D Space Pizza, Fire Ants Inspire Rescue Robots…

On our radar today: 1) Fire ants inspire new rescue robots; 2) NASA plans on printing pizza in space; 3) T. Rex’s cousin ate more like a falcon than a crocodile, and…

Our Top 10 Headlines Today: Deadly Tornado, Largest Python Ever Caught

On our radar today: 1) A tornado in Oklahoma kills at least 91 people; 2) The largest python ever caught in Florida; 3) Researchers find that a piece of hair might be able to measure your soda intake, and…

Top 10 Headlines Today: New Dinosaur Species, ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ in Myanmar…

On our radar today: A new dinosaur species has been discovered in Madagascar, Human Rights Watch has accused Myanmar of crimes against humanity, and…