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When Domesticated Cats Turn Deadly

Posted January 30th, 2013 at 6:16 pm (UTC-4)

Most people view cats as harmless pets, but for birds and small mammals, the domesticated feline can be a deadly killer. A new study in Nature Communications finds bird and mammal mortality caused by outdoor cats is much higher than has been previously reported. Annual bird deaths in the United States are now estimated to […]

Ancient Dog Mystery Remains Unsolved

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 10:35 pm (UTC-4)

Exactly where man’s best friend came from remains a mystery. Thousands of years of cross-breeding have made it difficult for scientists to trace the ancient genetic roots of today’s dogs. Still, British researchers gave it a try. They recently compared genetic data from 1,375 modern-day dogs, from 35 different breeds, to global archeological records of […]