A new study concludes that dogs’ brains contain a vocal region that functions similarly to the region located in the temporal lobe of human brains. In addition, the researchers found that vocal emotional cues activated a similarly located non-primary auditory region of the brain in both humans and canines. Continue reading
The White House dogs, Bo and Sunny, are ready for tonight’s State of the Union. Continue reading
The 2013 World DockDogs Championship begins in Dubuque, Iowa this weekend. Competing dogs participate in events ranging from vertical leaps into swimming pools, to an “Iron Dog” triathalon.
Cancer researchers are finding that purebred dogs may help provide answers about the genetic basis of cancer — in dogs and humans — because the dogs’ small genetic pool makes it easier to isolate cancer-causing genetic mutations. The NewsHour provides a report. Continue reading