science
This Post About Dog Pee Will Change Your Life

Eyes away from whatever you’re looking at. No need to keep reading stressful news about our President, fidget spinners, stuff dying, any of that. Read More >>

dogs
A Carpet Cleaning Company Made A Wet Hoover For Dogs

If you know the name Bissell at all, it's probably from their range of carpet cleaners, hoovers and floor sweepers. In other words, they do things for floors. Read More >>

animals
Get Analytics on Your Dog With This Smart Collar Tracker

Dog-themed tech startup Jagger & Lewis has launched (a funding campaign for) a dog-tracker today, one that clips onto the collar of any standard old dumb legacy dog and upgrades it to a full-on data-streaming smart dog. Read More >>

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Two Good Boys Pull a Snowboarder Through a Storm

Barney and Cabot are golden retrievers. The man on the snowboard is Barney and Cabot’s dad. Barney and Cabot’s dad is using his good boys as transportation. Read More >>

animals
Grown-Up Dogs Don’t Care About Your Stupid Baby Talk

You know that thing you do where you talk to your dog like it’s a baby? New research shows that puppies respond well to this silly form of speech, but older dogs couldn't give a crap. So, stop doing it when your dog grows up. Read More >>

animals
Plastic Dog Nose Makes Bomb Detector Work Better

Researchers trying to make a better bomb detector had clearly reached the end of the line by the time they 3D printed a copy of a dog nose and stuck it on the end of a sensor. But the thing that happened next amazed them -- it worked. Read More >>

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Your Dog Remembers All Those Awful Things You Did

Ever wonder if your dog recalls those times you were were a really shitty owner? The latest science shows they most certainly do. Read More >>

dogs
Everything is Very Bad, So Watch This Dog Run Really Fast

Here’s Jeff Brines and his dog Tucker, just enjoying some bike trails in Targhee, Wyoming. Brines captured this footage of his dog out-racing him and his mountain bike, all while offering loving words of encouragement. Watch Brines pop wheelies and yell “Let’s go get it!” at Tucker. They’re having a great time. Read More >>

animals
Dogs Can Tell When You Don’t Really Mean What You Say

By scanning the brains of dogs, researchers from Hungary have learned that our canine companions don’t just care about what we say, it’s also very important about how how we say it. Which means they can tell when you’re feeding them a load of lies. Read More >>

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Commercial Pet Foods May Mess With Your Dog’s Sperm Count

New research shows that male dogs have been suffering from a rapid decline in fertility over the past three years, and all signs are pointing to contaminated pet foods as the culprit. The University of Nottingham researchers say a similar effect may be causing decreases in human male fertility. Read More >>

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Why Are Movie Cat Deaths Funny But Dog Deaths Are Sad?

It always sucks when a pet dies in real life. But in movies? It depends on what kind of pet. Read More >>

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English Bulldogs Have Reached a Genetic Dead End

The English Bulldog is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, but it’s also one of the unhealthiest. An upsetting new analysis now shows that these stocky, wrinkly-faced dogs lack the genetic diversity required to improve the breed, and that their current level of health is as good as it’s ever going to get. Read More >>

robots
Hyper Little Dog-Bot Might Be the World’s First Robot Chihuahua

Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini is the first robo-dog small enough to be your family’s first artificial pet—but it’s still about the size of a German Shepherd. What if you want a robo-dog that’s small enough to carry in a shoulder bag as a yappy fashion accessory? Say hello to PneuHound, which could very well be the world’s first robotic chihuahua. Read More >>

medicine
We Finally Know How Dogs Sniff Out Diabetes

For years, assistance dogs have been used to detect low blood sugar levels in their diabetic owners and warn of an impending hypoglycemia attack. Scientists have finally figured out how dogs are able to accomplish this feat—an insight that could lead to new medical sensors. Read More >>

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Boston Dynamics Made a Robot Baby Giraffe That Can Do Your Dishes

Boston Dynamics, better known for the hulking robot brute known as ATLAS, has just revealed a considerably smaller creation that looks like a cross between a golden retriever and a baby giraffe. But forget about it just replacing your family pet: SpotMini looks like it can replace your housecleaner too. Read More >>