The remains of an 18,000-year-old puppy might be those of a common ancestor of domestic dogs and modern gray wolves

A two-month-old puppy died 18,000 years ago, and it was preserved the permafrost near Yakutsk in Eastern Siberia.  I knew about this discovery a few weeks ago, but I was waiting DNA tests to see exactly what it was.  The … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Directly Help Those Affected By Harvey

I had a different post scheduled for today but I’m pushing it back, because I can’t just go about things as usual when several of my family members and friends – and many, many thousands of others – who live … Continue reading

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Science Says That There Really is Love in Those Puppy Dog Eyes

Maybe those great big puppy-dog eyes really do have a purpose other than to provide profits for greeting card companies. This week, Japanese scientists published a paper in the journal Science showing that both humans and dogs respond to those … Continue reading

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