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How old is my pet in dog years or cat years?...

Jesse Grady, Mississippi State University “Just how old do you think my dog is in dog years?” is a question I hear on a...

What is it about yawning?

Christine Calder, Mississippi State University You know the feeling. It’s impossible to resist. You just need to yawn. A yawn consists of an extended gaping of...

To avoid humans, more wildlife now work the night shift

Kaitlyn Gaynor, University of California, Berkeley For their first 100 million years on planet Earth, our mammal ancestors relied on the cover of darkness to...

The slippery slope of dehumanizing language

Allison Skinner, Northwestern University Comparing people to animals seems to increasingly be a part of our political discourse. When Roseanne Barr tweeted that former White House...

Touch forms the foundation of the powerful human-horse relationship

Keri Brandt Off, Fort Lewis College Two recent films, “Lean on Pete” and “The Rider,” explore the transformative quality of human-horse relationships. Both films...

Meet the ocean creatures that use a mesh of mucus to...

Kelly Sutherland, University of Oregon All animals must eat to survive. If you’ve heard the term “grazer” before, it may bring to mind familiar farm...

Super-black feathers can absorb virtually every photon of light that hits...

Dakota McCoy, Harvard University What do birds and aerospace engineers have in common? Both have invented incredibly dark, “super-black” surfaces that absorb almost every last...

Even ugly animals can win hearts and dollars to save them...

Diogo Veríssimo, Johns Hopkins University and Bob Smith, University of Kent The Earth is home to millions of species, but you wouldn’t know it from...

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How small birds evolved from giant meat eating dinosaurs

By Mike Lee and Gareth Dyke, University of Southampton Spectacular transitional fossils, many from northern China, provide overwhelming evidence that dinosaurs evolved into birds and...