Who's a good dog?
Reading A Dog’s Mind
How can you get a glimpse into a dog’s mind? Start with an MRI machine.
Canine Conundrum: How Dog Became Man’s Best Friend
Scientists have long debated how—and when—dogs first became domesticated.
What Does Your Dog Really Think About You?
A neuroscientist trains dogs to sit in fMRI scanners to figure out how our prized pets make sense of the world.
How Dogs Are Helping Scientists Build A Smell Detector For Cancer
Researchers are using dogs’ heightened sense of smell to build a device to sniff out the chemicals produced by cancer cells.
Seven Questions About How Your Dog’s Brain Works
You asked your canine cognition curiosities and a neuroscientist answered.
Understanding Canine Communication
How do dogs pick up on our tones, gestures, and moods?
Is Pedigree What It’s Cracked Up To Be?
Data distilled 80,000 individual dog profiles revealed that outside of the show ring, there’s a lot of behavioral variation within any given breed.
How Dogs Are Helping Us Understand Ourselves
Dogs are helping improve our understanding of various human maladies and how we might treat them.
The Modern Dog
In this hour of Science Friday, we’re going to the dogs, literally.
Is a Healthier English Bulldog Possible?
If breeding is to save the debilitated bulldog, more genetic diversity is probably necessary. But is there enough?
Sit. Stay. Science.
Having a Dog May Mean Having Extra Microbes
Houses with dogs had more types of bacteria, say researchers who surveyed surfaces in 40 homes.
Dogs, They’re Just Like Us
An in-depth survey of pet dogs revealed surprising insights about breed-specific behaviors.
Can Animals Go Mad?
From depressed dogs to anxious gorillas, author Laurel Braitman explores mental illness in animals.
Dog Longevity, Depression Treatments, and the Trouble With Wolves
An old drug’s new tricks could prolong your dog’s life, plus the controversy over wild wolves and their management.
Can Dogs Smell Cancer?
A new study says a dog did better than conventional tests in identifying patients with cancer.