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How the brains of different dog breeds have evolved to meet our needs

As humans have gone, so have their canine companions. But a new study shows the subtle ways our long-lasting partnership ...
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Podcast: Could domesticated bacteria help break our dependence on fossil fuels?

Microbes surround us and enhance our lives in almost innumerable ways. These helpful micro-machines catalyze key reactions required to produce ...
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10,000-year-old remains suggest dogs reached North America earlier than previously thought

The skeletal remains of three ancient dogs found buried in Illinois now represent the earliest evidence for the presence of ...
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Alpha: Examining Hollywood’s tale of dog domestication

Long ago, before your four-legged best friend learned to fetch tennis balls or watch football from the couch, his ancestors ...
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Talking Biotech: Chicken is the most widely grown animal in the world, but where did this popular bird come from?

Chicken is essential to modern agriculture, but where did it come from? Oxford University's Dr. Greger Larson explores this popular ...
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Tamed foxes could help unravel complex genetics behind social behavior

[D]omestication, based purely on behavioral traits, can result in other changes — like curlier tails and changes to fur color ...
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Podcast: How agriculture spurred the domestication of wild cats

Geneticist Eva-Maria Geigl: Early grain farms attracted rodents—and wild cats that were social enough to hunt them near human settlements ...
How the Global Industrial Food Complex Leaves People Hungry and Undernourished

Talking Biotech: Domesticating wild plants to seed new crops and foods

Brazilian plant physiologist Lazaro Peres: Using genetic technology to identify desirable traits in wild plants and create new crops ...