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Dogs know exactly what they’re doing when they give you the ‘puppy eyes’
The centuries-old bond between people and dogs has shaped canine evolution—from barking to adorable expressions.
Humans probably didn’t mean to tame sheep and goats
Bones from a village in Turkey tell a 1,000-year story of wild animals becoming livestock.
Puppies beat out young wolves in one important skill
There are some tricks you just can’t teach a baby wolf.
Feral hogs aren’t coming for our kids, but they’re definitely coming for our calves
They pose a threat to livestock that's long been ignored.
Dogs aren’t especially smart, but they have a particular set of skills
Yes, you are a good dog!
How a pair of wildlife rescuers ended up with a chubby pet squirrel named Thumbelina
And why you should probably leave most baby squirrels alone.
The weirdest things we learned this week: bone flutes, zebra carriages, and laughing gas parties
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
The genes that turn wild animals into pets
A 60-year fox study could explain how dogs got domesticated.
The origin story of domesticated rabbits may be all wrong
The path from wild rabbit to fluffy bunny is much more mysterious than we thought.