Category Archives: The Science Behind the Story

What You Don’t See About Your Dog

We all love our fur friends dearly, but given how much time we spend with them, it’s easy for us to overlook important things that are right in front of our eyes.

To show you what we mean, we invite you to take a look at the video posted below. Silently count how many passes the individuals in white shirts make with the basketball.

How many did you count? Continue reading

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Hero Dogs: The Science Behind The Stories

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As long as there have been dogs, there have been hero dogs. Over the centuries, dogs have been sainted and memorialized in bronze for their heroic deeds. More recently, fictional dogs like Lassie and Rin Tin Tin have represented canine heroism on TV and in the movies. The American Humane Society has even created a Hero Dog Award.

So what is it about dogs that allows them to play the hero to humans in need? Our science team looked at five stories of daring dogs to try to make scientific sense of what makes man’s best friend a hero. Continue reading

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