This past weekend, I saw Heather Graham wearing cut-off shorts with lacy black tights. Someone seeing this fashion statement might be quick to run out and buy a similar outfit.
Grover Krantz was onto something when he had his remains donated to science. A professor of anthropology, he didn't see why death should interrupt his life-long teaching.
Chaser, a Border Collie from South Carolina, knows the names of over 1,000 different objects. Does anyone find themselves looking at their tail-wagging friend and wondering, "Well, what do you know?" When it comes to whether dogs can understand words, Chaser—the subject of not one, but two scientific publications—can attest that the answer is: Yes...
This question was not proposed by a mad scientist bent on world doggie domination. The idea to see whether dogs follow life-sized videos is actually entirely sensible.
Tracking Cats. A Book of Common Ants. Want to meet the mites on your forehead or the bacteria in your armpits? Get all that and more at Your Wild Life.
There was no way I was going to miss something called a `Smellwalk.' A social dilettante at heart, I revel in time spent in the mind of others — especially those who add an entirely different color to the palate of my worldview...
A few years back, John Homans, former executive editor of New York magazine, published What's a Dog For? — an intimate reflection on his beloved family dog, Stella, as well as a snapshot into the flourishing field of canine science...
Live with a companion dog, and you've probably come across the Rainbow Bridge idea, a mythical land where pets go when they pass to meet with their owners at a later date.
Your pocket can hold many potentially lethal items, so let me be more specific: `What's the Dog Killer in Your Pocket That You Wish No Longer Existed?' Can you guess?
We've all met dogs with a small head and large body who bear a striking resemblance to the people with shrunken heads from the movie Beetlejuice.
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