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Maybe Dogs Don’t Want to be Walked by a Drone


I like playing the game, “What’s going to make people mad?” Dogs wearing pantyhose = mass hysteria! A dog being walked by a drone = not cool… but hmm… kinda cool? Now that the robots have taken over our cars and our gameshows, they’re also moving in on our dogs. Earlier this month, one innovative [...]

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Dog Spies

A New Flock of Researchers: Citizen Scientists in Animal Behavior


Wow! You study animal behavior. So cool! People must have a field day with you at parties. When they first meet you, they probably think you just look at animals all day and travel to exotic locations. La di da, oh look there’s a tiger. But we know the truth. Studying animal behavior is a [...]

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Dog Spies

You’re invited to a canine science conference


If you read Dog Spies, this conference is for you. SPARCS is a unique venture organized by Prescott Breeden and Patti Howard of The Pawsitive Packleader, Seattle Dog Training. From June 28-30, 2013, anyone in the world can see some of the leading canine science researchers in action — either in a conference hall in [...]

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Talking back

Working Memory and The Movies Streaming In Our Heads

Peter Carruthers began his career studying philosophy as an undergraduate at the University of Leeds, an outpost for Wittgenstein scholarship. Carruthers waded through the Austrian-British philosopher’s thinking for the early part of his career, getting a doctorate from Oxford and publishing books on Wittgenstein along the way. He decided at one point to join a [...]

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Tetrapod Zoology

Amazing social life of the Green iguana

It’s still not as well known as it should be that ‘complex’ or ‘sophisticated’ bits of social behaviour are far from limited to mammals and birds among the tetrapods. Lizards, snakes, crocodiles, alligators and even humble frogs, salamanders and caecilians engage in such things as pair-bonding, parental care and kin recognition. Play behaviour (Burghardt et [...]

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