How dogs are helping us understand human allergies

If your dog has allergies, chances are you do too. Thanks, microbes

Josh Peters

Biological Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Should you let your dog lick your face?

Dogs stick their noses in everything, but many people believe their saliva is beneficial

Jennifer Tsang



Ancient dog DNA reveals how humans first settled New Zealand

Dogs have been road-tripping with us for at least 10,000 years

Patty Hamrick


New York University

What can ancient dog poop reveal about an ecosystem?

The poo fossils of a long-extinct species are teaching scientists about nature's past โ€“ and possible future

Allison Fritts-Penniman

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

California Academy of Sciences


How inbred dogs help us learn about human diseases

Dogs are helping scientists figure out why our copper storage systems can go haywire

Brianna Bibel


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


Do dogs really, truly understand what we tell them?

Scientists trained some pups to endure MRIs to help find out

Lauren Mackenzie Reynolds


McGill University

Like dogs? They're genetically modified organisms (from a certain point of view)

Humanity's best friend, like crops and livestock, are the product of centuries of manipulation

Jackie Grimm

Molecular Biology

Princeton University

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How weather radar can predict bird migration

New data helps predict peak bird movements, helping people change their behavior to save avian lives

Jenny Howard


Wake Forest University


Do naked mole rats hold the answers to cancer prevention and aging?

Their genes don't create faulty cells the way ours do

Alyssa Shepard

Cancer Biology

The Scripps Research Institute


Why science education for seniors is a boon for them โ€“ and for everyone else

Scientific literacy for the elderly has a host of societal benefits

Brianna Bibel


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


Sexual pleasure might help us learn โ€“ if rats are any guide

New research suggests that opioids released during sex improve rats' performance

Gina Mantica


Tufts University


Carl Zimmer explores the mysteries and contradictions of genetics

In 'She Has Her Mother's Laugh,' Zimmer reveals the lawlessness of our genes

Dan Samorodnitsky


Carnegie Mellon University


It's time to focus on the connection between biology and consciousness

Neuroscientists must be willing to develop imperfect descriptions of how we work

Ashley Juavinett


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

How can we responsibly explore the unknown?

Watch the seventh and final episode of our animated Frankenstein series, Reanimation!


We still don't know all the consequences of gene manipulation

Genome meddling to cure diseases is often worth the risk, but nothing else is just yet

Alireza Edraki

Evolutionary Biology

University of Massachusetts Medical School