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
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 11, 2013) With flying cameras and three-dimensional nuclear spin imaging Ulrich Schurr is studying the growth of energy crops. Rapeseed, sugar beets, China grass - these are plants which can be easily ... 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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Sep. 26, 2016 Adding cinnamon to your diet can cool your body by up to two degrees, according to research. And the spice may also contribute to a general improvement in overall health, say authors of a new ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Recording how many fish are caught is one important requirement to measure the well-being of a fish stock -- if scientists know the number of fish taken from the ocean, they can adjust management of ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Even low dilutions of Manuka honey can curb the activity and growth of bacterial biofilms - the thin but resilient layer of microbes that build up on, and stick to, any surface including plastic, ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 Many people are concerned about conservation of the planet's cute and cuddlies. But in a world of global climate change, sometimes we must prioritize which species we can and ... read more
Sep. 27, 2016 In the animal kingdom colorful traits can be both a blessing and a curse. A new study has studied the conspicuous wing coloration of two species of damselflies. Their results ... 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