Dogs have been used in a variety of roles since prehistoric times, both as friendly companions and fearsome protectors.

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Man’s best friend – since when?

By Siddharth Vodnala Editor’s note: This article is from our Science for Kids series, aimed at children in grades 4-8. Dogs are called “man’s best friend.” You probably know that. But do you know when dogs came into being (and became man’s best friend)? Some scientists recently tried to figure that out and found that wolves changed into the…

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Heads up! Keep your brain safe while playing

Editor’s Note: This article is from our Science for Kids series, aimed at children in grades 4-8. By Sean Morrison Do you play football, baseball or basketball? How about cheerleading? Swimming? Hockey? Do you love to have a snowball fight with your friends? All of those things are great, and getting outside to play is very…

A study in Vienna has shown dogs are the only animals to discriminate emotions in another species- humans.

Dogs discriminate emotion in human expression

By Taylor Malottki Editor’s Note: This article is from our Science for Kids series, aimed at children in grades 4-8. Have you ever wondered if your dog could tell how you felt? New research shows that dogs can tell whether people are angry or happy just from their facial expressions. Researchers in Europe –Vienna, Austria to…