Posted on December 23, 2015: Sreejani Sen Mazumdar and Anindita Bhadra have reportedly recorded over 900 hours of data on dogs either making a pass at each other or mating in the rainy season. Sreejani is a research scholar at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Calcutta, and... Read more
Posted on December 21, 2015: Till now, human beings were under the assumption that an animal can only be regarded as self-aware, aware of its individual identity, if it reacted to its reflection in the mirror.
This is known as the Mirror Self-Recognition (MSR) test and only human beings,... Read more
Posted on December 11, 2015: Cats are okay will giving up the coveted title of Man’s Best Friend to their canine counterparts because they get to live longer. Researchers in the United States who study the biology of ageing in living beings have long maintained that larger animals live longer.... Read more
Posted on December 9, 2015: Imagine you have two dates to choose from. Both of whom are equally good-looking and qualified. But one has a lovely pet dog and exhibits great affection, responsibility and nurturing abilities towards the animal. Doesn’t this person become almost instantly more... Read more
Posted on November 30, 2015: Many common things in daily life affect sleep; The sleeping environment, especially sound, light, temperature and humidity in the bedroom plays a significant role in the quality of people's sleep. Losing your sleep due to your partner’s snoring is well heard of... Read more
Posted on November 18, 2015: Researchers at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden have studied data of over one million children born in Sweden between 2001 and 2010 and found that kids who grew up with dogs are 15% less at risk of asthma than children who grew up in no-dog households.
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Posted on October 28, 2015: There have been studies before, and there shall be studies in the future. A latest study, however, claims that domesticated dogs are descendants of the pioneer stray dogs or village dogs domesticated by the tribes and residents of modern-day Nepal and Mongolia.... Read more
Posted on October 21, 2015: New Yorkers, as it turns out, are decidedly dog people. Fifty-seven per cent of New Yorkers call themselves dog people while only 17 per cent identify themselves as cat people. In a poll of 800 residents of New York conducted by the pollsters at Siena College in... Read more
Posted on October 8, 2015: I must confess at the onset that I am an eternal cat slave. I think cats can sense that about me. Even random strays or people’s pet cats whom I’ve never met before seem to want to order me around and make me serve and pamper them. I happily oblige, of course.
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