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Do You Know Where Your Nukes Are?

Do You Know Where Your Nukes Are?

By Sidonie Sawyer The word nuclear is a doomed one, no pun intended, often associated with danger, explosion, contamination, Armageddon, and other disaster scenarios. It has no healthy connotation, and still to this day carries a definite stigma of biased opinions. The United States has […]

Climate Change: Case Closed

Climate Change: Case Closed

By Rep. Alan Lowenthal Today, we are at an environmental crossroads. Just as those that pioneered environmental protection in the 20th Century faced the threat of industrial pollution, this generation faces a looming environmental disaster of our own creation. Human-caused climate change threatens almost every […]

Born to Be Wild: Why Wolves Are and Dogs Aren't

Born to Be Wild: Why Wolves Are and Dogs Aren't

By Dr. Karen Becker

Because dogs and wolves are so genetically similar, humans have made assumptions about the sensory development of young wolves based on what we know about the maturation process of domesticated puppies.

However, researchers have noted some interesting early developmental distinctions between wolf and dog puppies that could explain why adult wolves remain wild, while dogs so easily grow into their role as companions.

Recent doctoral research published the journal Ethology fills in some of the knowledge gaps about early wolf vs. puppy development. University of Massachusetts Amherst evolutionary biologist Kathryn Lord’s doctoral research suggests the different behaviors of adult wolves …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green