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The Best Personal Trainer Might Be a Dog
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The Best Personal Trainer Might Be a Dog

Apr 20, 2019

Your dog could very well make for a decent fitness coach, according to a new study out Thursday. It found that adults in the UK who owned a dog were fourfold more likely to get the recommended amount of weekly exercise as non-owners. The boost in exercise, however, might not necessarily be as dramatic for dog owners...

Petting Zoos May Be Chock Full of Superbugs
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Petting Zoos May Be Chock Full of Superbugs

Apr 15, 2019

Those adorably tame goats and other animals you love to touch at your local petting zoo might not be so harmless after all, according to some early research out this weekend. It suggests that many petting zoo animals could harbor and potentially spread dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including two strains of ...

Meet the Wild Creatures That Roamed Ancient Texas
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Meet the Wild Creatures That Roamed Ancient Texas

Apr 14, 2019

A comprehensive analysis of thousands of fossils collected during the Great Depression in Texas has revealed a remarkable diversity of ancient wildlife. With elephant-like gomphotheres, rhinos, antelopes, and camels, the Lone Star State was once a very Serengeti-like place.

MDMA Made Older Mice Start Socializing Like Teenagers
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MDMA Made Older Mice Start Socializing Like Teenagers

Apr 4, 2019

You might think of young brains as soft clay that can take on new shapes in response to various inputs. But as time passes, the clay hardens and is less workable--and like clay, older brains can be less likely to change in response to new situations. Scientists doing research in mice have realized this analogy seems to...

Here Is an Important Scientific Study About How Animals Relax
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Here Is an Important Scientific Study About How Animals Relax

Mar 29, 2019

Scientists have determined that the way an animal rests--reclining on its back, sprawling on its belly, standing up, or sitting, is determined by primarily by its size. But more importantly, the study authors have provided a large selection of images of animals luxuriating in various ways, and they are delightful.