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can animals predict earthquakes

No, your dog probably can’t predict an earthquake, scientists say

April 17th, 2018

Can animals predict natural disasters? Lots of anecdotal evidence exists to suggest they can, with plenty of people claiming that their dogs or cats behaved erratically just prior to an earthquake. However, despite plenty of claims, a recent study suggests that animals have no real predictive ability when it comes earthquakes. The study, which was …

Twitch streamer and all-around awful person Simone Scott brags about killing a dog when she was a vet tech

February 28th, 2018

Simone Scott, a small-time streamer on video website Twitch, admitted to killing a dog while working as a veterinary technician simply because she didn’t like the dog’s owner. Scott, a biology major at the University of California, Santa Cruz, was chatting with fellow streamers during a livestream on Tuesday when the topic of “worst thing …

dog domestication

Ancient puppy remains point to earliest bond between humans and dogs

February 27th, 2018

Dogs are called “man’s best friend” for good reason. The animals were one of the very first to be domesticated by humans, and our bond with our canine brothers stretches back thousands and thousands of years. Now, researchers studying the ancient remains of a young puppy have discovered clues to its relationship with its human …

dog happiness

Study reveals dogs are programmed to want to us to be happy

November 22nd, 2017

Of all the animals mankind interacts with on a regular basis, dogs have always seemed to be the most in tune with our emotional states. New research has attempted to examine why that might be, and scientists now believe they have evidence to show that dogs are incredibly adept at learning human facial cues. As …

Science just proved that owning a dog makes you live longer

November 18th, 2017

Dogs are great, and caring for a canine often comes with plenty of benefits. They make us laugh, keep us from being bored, and are often quite skilled at the art of snuggling, but new research just proved that owning a dog actually reduces your chances of dying by a significant margin. Past studies have …