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Dogs' Bark: Not fair! Study shows pups get jealous

Scientists have confirmed what pet owners have always suspected: our pooches may pout when they sense another pup is getting favorable treatment.

Researchers at the University of Vienna in Austria report today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA that dogs may be like our human best buds: they get jealous if they feel we're treating another dog better...

December 8, 2008 — Lisa Stein

Mars in 3-D: So detailed it's scary

New images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show the Red Planet's surface in extraordinary detail—and in three dimensions to boot. The photos, known as anaglyphs, come from the orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment, or HiRISE, billed as the most powerful camera ever placed in another planet's orbit...

December 8, 2008 — John Matson

Was climate change behind the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire?

Would-be emperors be warned: your empire is likely to crumble if the rains fail. Climate's role in the rise and fall of China's imperial dynasties has been established by the record in an ancient stalagmite, and now a similar record from a cave near Jerusalem adds climate change to the list of woes that forced a Roman and Byzantine retreat from the region by A.D...

December 8, 2008 — David Biello

Doping at work and in class—Why not?

Doping is a no-no in sports, but there's no rule against it in the classroom or on the job—and that's the way it should stay, doctors and ethicists write in a new commentary urging the safe use of medicines normally prescribed for patients with attention disorders but increasingly used off-label by healthy folks seeking an edge...

December 8, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Wave power put to the test in California

American research firm SRI International and Japan's Hyper Drive Corporation today are testing the latest generation of their jointly developed buoy-mounted, ocean wave-powered generator off the coast of Santa Cruz, Calif...

December 8, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

Recyclables, the latest recession victim

Oh, the irony.

Right at a time when it appears that Americans are boarding the green-living express en masse, the market for recyclables has plunged – the latest victim of the recession, according to today’s New York Times ...

December 8, 2008 — Jordan Lite

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