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Catnip: What do we know about the feline drug?

Catnip is the most famous stimulant for cats. How does it work, why does it not affect all cats, and are there any catnip alternatives? We investigate.

Posted on 22 January 2020 | 4:00 pm

Are some parrots selfless?

Recent experiments involving African gray parrots and blue-headed macaws suggest that some parrot species may be naturally kind and altruistic.

Posted on 12 January 2020 | 11:00 am

Could probiotics benefit cats?

With the growing popularity of probiotics, some researchers are asking whether they might benefit felines. A recent, small-scale study investigates.

Posted on 11 January 2020 | 8:00 am

Why are scientists painting stripes on cows?

A group of scientists recently concluded that painting black and white stripes on cows might help protect them from biting insects.

Posted on 6 January 2020 | 8:00 am

Why are baby pandas so small? Study explores

Researchers have examined and compared panda skeletons with the skeletons of bears and other animals in an effort to answer an intriguing question.

Posted on 5 January 2020 | 11:00 am

For rats, empathy may be a survival strategy

Research in rats suggests that empathy may be an important element in the rodents’ remarkable ability to survive in difficult environments.

Posted on 24 December 2019 | 11:00 am

Same-sex sexual behavior in animals: Do we have it all wrong?

For many years, researchers have made certain assumptions about same-sex sexual behaviors in animals — but what if their assumptions have been wrong?

Posted on 16 December 2019 | 4:00 pm

Global warming may cause birds to shrink

New research has analyzed trends in migratory bird size over a 38-year period and discovered a decline that may result from global warming.

Posted on 10 December 2019 | 11:00 am

Researchers find over 40 new species of fish in one lake

Researchers have found dozens of new fish species in just one African lake — a feat of diversity. The find also proves a key point in evolutionary biology.

Posted on 9 December 2019 | 3:00 pm

Only 'cat whisperers' can read felines' facial expressions

New research finds that most people are unable to read cats' facial expressions, apart from a small group of so-called cat whisperers.

Posted on 5 December 2019 | 3:00 pm

Why scientists are studying hibernation to tackle obesity

New research in hibernating mammals reveals that noncoding DNA may play a role in mechanisms related to obesity control in humans and other animals.

Posted on 4 December 2019 | 3:00 pm

Are most dolphins 'right-handed,' too?

After studying dolphins for 6 years, researchers have found that these mammals have a preference for their right sides, similar to human right-handedness.

Posted on 4 December 2019 | 8:00 am

Fixing bird wings with sheep bones

The current method of fixing broken bird bones is not ideal. A recent study investigates whether pins made of dog or sheep bone might be more effective.

Posted on 29 November 2019 | 11:00 am

How fast does a blue whale's heart beat?

Scientists have recorded a blue whale's heart rate for the first time. The findings may explain why no other animal has ever been larger than a blue whale.

Posted on 26 November 2019 | 11:00 am

New research finds better way of calculating dogs' real ages

A team of researchers says that it has found a more accurate way to calculate dogs' real age and to show how it compares with age in human years.

Posted on 20 November 2019 | 11:00 am

Common fire retardant makes prairie voles anxious, less social

New research examines the gender-specific effects of a common flame retardant mixture on the social and affective behavior of prairie voles.

Posted on 18 November 2019 | 12:00 pm

Gut bacteria: How bats 'shift the paradigm'

A recent study investigates the microbiomes of bats. The authors conclude that, in some ways, bats' gut bacteria don't follow the rules.

Posted on 15 November 2019 | 8:00 am

Punishment could make your dog more pessimistic

How does punishing your dog affect its psychological welfare? New research compares various training methods in search of an answer.

Posted on 8 November 2019 | 11:00 am

Vulturine guineafowl's complex societies overturn scientific assumptions

For the first time, researchers have found that some birds form multilevel societies, which zoologists had thought was something that only mammals did.

Posted on 6 November 2019 | 3:00 pm

What are the real zombies?

Are there any zombies in nature? And what about humans, are we ever at risk of zombification? Read our special feature to find out what science has to say.

Posted on 31 October 2019 | 5:00 pm

Pigs have the intelligence to use tools

Researchers have observed that female Visayan warty pigs are capable of using twigs and bark as tools to help them construct their nests.

Posted on 29 October 2019 | 3:00 pm

Why do dogs develop infections after surgery?

A recent study investigates the factors that increase the risk of a dog developing an infection following surgery. They also look at the financial effects.

Posted on 23 October 2019 | 8:00 am

Monkeys: Past social stress impacts genes, health

New research suggests socially stressful experiences that occurred in the past leave a long lasting print on genes and health in monkeys and humans.

Posted on 22 October 2019 | 11:00 am

Monkeys demonstrate more cognitive flexibility than humans

In a recent study, researchers conclude that in certain tasks, capuchin and rhesus monkeys are more cognitively flexible than humans.

Posted on 18 October 2019 | 3:00 pm

Why raw dog food could be harmful for pets and owners alike

Researchers have found that some raw dog food products harbor harmful bacteria that could cause infections both in dogs and their human family members.

Posted on 17 October 2019 | 11:00 am

From Science Daily

28 Jun 2022

New study investigates the microbiomes of dogs around the world

In a new study, researchers have sampled the fecal microbiomes across diverse geographical populations of dogs to better unde

15 Jun 2022

Urgent action needed on English Bulldog breeding, experts say

English Bulldogs must be bred with more moderate physical features, experts say, as a new study reports that the breed is sig

01 Jun 2022

Widespread futile care could contribute to veterinary burnout

More than 99% of veterinarians surveyed said they'd encountered useless or non-beneficial veterinary care in their careers, a

24 May 2022

Living with dogs (but not cats) as a toddler might protect against Crohn's disease

Young children who grow up with a dog or in a large family may have some protection later in life from a common inflammatory

23 May 2022

Using artificial intelligence to predict life-threatening bacterial disease in dogs

Veterinarians and researchers have developed a technique to predict leptospirosis in dogs through artificial intelligence. Le

17 May 2022

Scent dogs detect coronavirus reliably from skin swabs

A recent study confirmed that scent detection dogs can be taught to identify individuals with a coronavirus infection from sk

11 May 2022

Livestock and dairying led to dramatic social changes in ancient Mongolia

The movement of herders and livestock into the eastern steppe is of great interest to researchers, but few scholars have link

20 Apr 2022

Cannabis poisoning cases in pets have increased significantly, study finds

A survey of veterinarians in the U.S. and Canada highlights mounting cases of cannabis poisoning among pets and sheds new lig

13 Apr 2022

Vegan diets for dogs may be linked with better health, and could be less hazardous, than meat-based diets

A survey study of the guardians of more than 2,500 dogs explored links between dog diet and health outcomes, suggesting that

06 Apr 2022

Most U.S. dog owners don't follow FDA pet food handling guidelines, study finds

A new analysis suggests that most U.S. dog owners are unaware of -- and do not follow -- guidelines on safe pet food and dish

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