Animals & Plants

dog reading

How dogs are using media devices

Since their introduction, TV devices have been a popular mass medium for entertaining in almost every home. These media entertainment systems have since been...
dogs and conflicts

How dogs handle conflicts with human

Many people now have dogs as pets. They share the same living environment, and sometimes it is easy to have human-dog conflicts. So how do...
Dog eating

Common food that may poison dogs and cats

If you have dogs or cats, you may notice that some food, while safe for humans, can seriously threaten the health of your pets. I...
Dog running

Dogs and humans: similar lifespan development of attention

Attention is a fundamental cognitive ability we use in daily life. It helps us find new things in the environment, spot new faces in a...
Walking dog

The future of healthcare: going to the dogs?

In many countries, healthcare costs are very high. For example, in the U.S., 16% of GDP is health expenditures. It is important to find solutions...
Stripe formation in zebrafish and zebra

How the zebrafish got its stripes

How the zebra got its stripes is a frequent topic in popular literature about the natural world. For developmental biologists, however, it is much easier...
Penguins

The History of Penguins in Australia

Recent studies on the fossil penguin faunas of Antarctica, New Zealand, South Africa, and South America have converged on several key events in penguin...
Jealousy in Dogs

Jealousy in Dogs

When hearing the word “jealousy”, most people will think about a love triangle, in which an interloper threatens a romantic relationship. However, jealousy is evolved...
Dog and horse

How animals help us recover from trauma

Humans have a long history to use animals in psychological treatment. In the late 18th century, animals were incorporated into mental health institutions to help...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...