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Jan. 25, 2013

Canine Conundrum: How Dog Became Man's Best Friend

Scientists have long debated how -- and when -- dogs first became domesticated.

dog, canine, genetics, evolution, domestic animals, friend, wolf, wolves, dogs

Jan. 27, 2012

Ancient Skull Holds Clues to Dog Domestication

Discovery of an ancient skull sheds light on the domestication of dogs.

dog, canid, canine, animal domestication, anthropology

Feb. 04, 2011

Can Dogs Smell Cancer?

A new study says a dog did better than conventional tests in identifying patients with cancer.

dog, canine, cancer, biomarker, health, small, odor

Oct. 29, 2010

An Answer to the Chupacabra Legend?

A biologist says that coyotes suffering from severe mange could be the origin of the 'chupacabra' legends.

legend, halloween, monster, chupacabra, goatsucker

May. 15, 2009

The Modern Dog

In this hour of Science Friday, we're going to the dogs, literally.

dog, genetics, evolution, communnication

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Snowflake Safari

\tWinter weather means more than sledding and snowmen. Next snowstorm, grab a magnifying glass and try snowflake hunting. Bullet rosettes, stellar plates, and capped columns are just a few of the varieties of snow crystal you can find in your backyard. Kenneth Libbrecht, physicist at Caltech and snowflake expert, shares secrets of the snowflake.

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