A scientist in Japan has come up with an explanation for how dogs can walk through the snow apparently oblivious to the freezing temperatures under their feet. Whereas humans have to wear shoes in the snow, dogs are specially equipped to deal with the cold. Rob Muir reports.
AP (Nov. 12, 2012) An injured koala was found with burnt paws and singed fur on Monday following a massive bushfire in Australia. Reports say the fire started near Port Lincoln and has destroyed several ... watch video
Reuters (Oct. 9, 2013) Dogs respond better to robots behaving in a social manner than those acting passively, according to Hungarian researchers. The study of 41 dogs provides important insights into the mental processes ... watch video
AP (Mar. 6, 2013) Many dogs and humans share the same problem: They're overweight. So why not work out together? That's the strategy at the K9 Fit Club, a new business in Illinois that promises healthy rewards for ... watch video
Reuters (Jan. 8, 2014) Dogs use the Earth's magnetic fields to align their position while defecating, according to new research. A team from the Czech Republic and Germany studied the body positions of 70 dogs across 37 ... watch video
TheStreet (June 25, 2014) Wearable technology has gone to the dogs. No, really, Voyce has designed a wearable device for dogs that measures a range of key vital signs like heart rate and respiratory rate. The device also ... watch video
Newsy (July 23, 2014) A U.C. San Diego researcher says jealousy isn't just a human trait, and dogs aren't the best at sharing the attention of humans with other dogs.
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Reuters - US Online Video (Apr. 4, 2015) Dogs in the Chicago area have come down with a case of the flu and veterinary officials say five dogs have already died. Gavino Garay reports.
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July 31, 2015 Resettlement projects in the Amazon are driving severe tropical deforestation, according to new research. Widely hailed as a socially responsible and 'innocuous' strategy of land redistribution, ... read more
July 29, 2015 Viewing aquarium displays led to noticeable reductions in blood pressure and heart rate, a research team found in the first study of its kind. They also noted that higher numbers of fish helped to ... read more
July 31, 2015 A new study examines how consuming the concentrated extract of thylakoids found in spinach can reduce hunger and cravings. Thylakoids encourage the release of satiety hormones, which is very ... read more
July 30, 2015 The behavior of fruit flies, which are commonly used in laboratory experiments, is altered by electric fields, new research shows. The research indicates that the wings of the insects are disturbed ... read more
July 31, 2015 Starvation early in life can alter an organism for generations to come, according to a new study in nematodes. The epigenetic effects are a 'bet-hedging strategy.' Famine survivors are smaller and ... read more
July 31, 2015 The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient, pioneering new research has shown. By mimicking the v-shaped posture adopted by ... read more
Dec. 18, 2013 So far the specialized skill for recognizing facial features holistically has been assumed to be a quality that only humans and possibly primates possess. Although it’s well known, that faces and ... read more