Animals

Science
Senior dogs could help us understand an incurable brain condition
Lesley Evans Ogden and Knowable Magazine
Gaming
Forget 'Stray' — this Xbox Game Pass indie is one for the dog lovers
Mo Mozuch
Science
Look: Chunky, prehistoric "hippo" lived before the dinosaurs
Jennifer Walter
Science
3D analysis reveals a key similarity between dinosaur and bird embryos
Charles Q. Choi
Innovation
This mind-bending material could turn us into chameleons
Molly Glick
Science
These 6-million-year-old teeth may be from Europe's last panda species
Elana Spivack
Science
How do cats live together? The evolutionary answer may lie in their gut
Tara Yarlagadda
Culture
The 50 cheapest, most clever pet products on Amazon
Cassandra Seale
Science
The latest deadly threat to polar bears? Your trash
Thomas Scott Smith and The Conversation
Science
Which animals get Covid-19? A new database tracks cases around the globe
Jennifer Walter
Science
Meet the tiny critter that pollinates seaweed like a bumblebee
Jennifer Walter
Science
Artemis target launch dates and more: Understand the world through 8 images
Robin Bea
Science
No, this newly discovered fossil doesn’t make the Loch Ness Monster 'plausible'
John Wenz
Science
Trap-jaw ants are so powerful they should implode — here's their secret
Charles Q. Choi
Science
Why is my cat wagging its tail? Vets reveal the surprising answer
Tara Yarlagadda
Science
This 365-million-year-old fish fossil reveals how life came to land
Elana Spivack
Gaming
Cats love 'Stray' as much as their humans
Jess Reyes
Science
Will penguins survive climate change? Their past may reveal the answer
Tara Yarlagadda
Science
Mammals’ ears reveal the surprising evolution of warm-bloodedness
Charles Q. Choi
Gaming
Games like 'Stray': 10 more animal adventures to play ASAP
Robin Bea
Gaming
Does the cat die in 'Stray?' How the buzzy indie game speaks to a larger trend
Joseph Yaden
Gaming
'Stray' review: The best cat game ever made and a serious 2022 GOTY contender
Joseph Yaden
Science
Webb Telescope first images and more: Understand the world through 8 images
Robin Bea
Science
Woodpecker study reveals the secret behind the birds' hardy skulls
Jennifer Walter
Science
Look: Pocket gophers farm like humans in one surprising way
Jennifer Walter
Science
Should you let your dog sniff other dogs’ butts? There may be a hidden risk
Andrea Strakova and The Conversation
Innovation
Your dog could be much less anxious if you do any of these 27 things, according to trainers
Rebecca Martinson
Innovation
In Montana, Indigenous innovators turn to dogs to help sniff out deadly disease
Kaiser Health News and Aaron Bolton
Science
Look: Ancient predator found 500 million years later with brain still intact
Jennifer Walter
Science
45 million years later, a paleontologist realizes fossil frogs died having sex
Elana Spivack
Science
518 million-year-old fossil worm reveals a direct connection to human evolution
Allison Parshall
Science
Protofeathers may have helped dinosaurs survive freezing weather and dominate the world
Charles Q. Choi
Science
Why is my cat scratching the furniture? The answer might surprise you
Tara Yarlagadda
Science
NASA launches CAPSTONE and more: Understand the world through 8 images
Robin Bea
Science
Look: 10 jaw-dropping images reveal nature running wild in cities
Jennifer Walter
Science
Letting your cat go outside could spread “life-threatening” parasites — new research
Amy Wilson, Scott Wilson and The Conversation
Science
Reptile longevity is even more complex than we imagined — study
Elana Spivack
Science
Molecular ice could enable life on alien ocean planets
Steph Lee
Science
Historic Yellowstone flooding and more: Understand the world through 8 images
Robin Bea
Science
Yes, there are mites living on your face — and they can poop, a new study finds
Allison Parshall
Science
Artemis 1 Moon rocket succeeds in critical preflight test
Steph Lee
Science
Watch: These bats can memorize your phone ringtone, and it might help them hunt
Jennifer Walter
Science
What is my dog thinking? Science may finally know
Steph Lee
Science
What is my dog thinking? Science may finally have an answer
Tara Yarlagadda
Science
8 rare species thought to be extinct that actually aren't
Jennifer Walter
Science
NASA CAPSTONE launch plans and more: Understand the world through 7 images
Robin Bea
Science
Watch: Miniature frogs faceplant after leaping. Scientists finally discover why
Jennifer Walter
Science
Is your dog too cold? 3 crucial ways to find out
Melissa Starling and The Conversation
Culture
An iconic American endangered species is at the heart of a political war in Wisconsin
Leah Campbell and Undark
Science
Marine scientists are getting to the bottom of why some big fish dive deep, deep down
Stephanie Pain and Knowable Magazine