The remains of an 18,000-year-old puppy might be those of a common ancestor of domestic dogs and modern gray wolves

A two-month-old puppy died 18,000 years ago, and it was preserved the permafrost near Yakutsk in Eastern Siberia.  I knew about this discovery a few weeks ago, but I was waiting DNA tests to see exactly what it was.  The … Continue reading

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Modern North American cougars are part North American cheetah

It is now widely accepted through ancient mitochondrial DNA analysis that North America’s Pleistocene “cheetahs” were actually offshoots of the modern cougar lineage and were not directly ancestral to the cheetah of the Old World. However, these mitochondrial DNA studies … Continue reading

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The problem with using modern wolves in dog domestication studies

Gordon Buchanan with a wild arctic wolf on Ellsmere. Photo by the BBC.  For really long time, the mystery of human bipedalism vexed us. Our closest relatives, the chimpanzees and the bonobos, are all knuckle-walking apes, and there was an … Continue reading

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Modern technology and dog poop

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EVERYONE IS A HACKER!! Topical Pasky – Modern Warfare 3 – Carbon Map (PasqualinaWii)

MUFFINS CAN WE GET THIS TO 50+ LIKES ^_^ FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: www.twitter.com Just a video about my hopes for the wii u !!! I really hope it stops the hacking on all the old wii games, it would … Continue reading

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Pet Blog: Modern Scottie Dog

Blog Name: Modern Scottie Dog Complete Blog URL: modernscottiedog.com/ General category (dog, cat, all, other): dog If breed-specific blog, name of breed(s): Scottish Terrier Blog description: The… [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full post, … Continue reading

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