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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What penis bones might tell us about dire wolf behavior

Dire wolves are one of those creatures from the past that has captured the public imagination. They are conventionally dreamed of as being massive wolves, and Hollywood has created fictional ones the size of horses. The truth of the matter … Continue reading

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The bush dog might not be what we thought it was

We often talk about the South American wild dogs. The South American wild dogs are a sister group to Canis and its allies, and in South America, evolution allowed dogs to go many unusual directions. When the dog family phylogenetic … Continue reading

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Soldier Dogs

Editor’s note: This story originally ran in March of 2012. We’re rerunning in honor of K9 Veteran’s Day, March 13, 2015. Until the now-famous Navy SEAL Team Six raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound last year, most people had no … Continue reading

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Mite bite might bring deadly infection

Mite bite might bring deadly infection These mites in the soil, usually found in forest areas in the hills, will look similar to the normal head lice. But when they bite, they will leave eschar or a dead tissue on … Continue reading

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