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  1. Science & Society

    Fox experiment is replaying domestication in fast-forward

    How to Tame a Fox recounts a nearly 60-year experiment in Russia to domesticate silver foxes.

  2. Animals

    World’s largest reindeer population may fall victim to climate change

    Climate change and wolves are driving down the reindeer population in Russia’s Taimyr population.

  3. Genetics

    DNA evidence is rewriting domestication origin stories

    DNA studies are rewriting the how-we-met stories of domestication.

  4. Archaeology

    How the house mouse tamed itself

    When people began to settle down, animals followed. Some made successful auditions as our domesticated species. Others — like mice — became our vermin, a new study shows.

  5. Paleontology

    Ancient attack marks show ocean predators got scarier

    Killer snails and other ocean predators that drill through shells have grown bigger over evolutionary time.

  6. Animals

    How killing wolves to protect livestock may backfire

    Lone wolves are more likely to prey on goats and other livestock than are wolves living in packs, a new study finds.

  7. Genetics

    Gene linked to autism in people may influence dog sociability

    DNA variants were linked to beagles’ tendency to seek human help.

  8. Humans

    Animal hybrids may hold clues to Neandertal-human interbreeding

    The physical effects of interbreeding among animals may offer clues to Neandertals’ genetic mark on humans.

  9. Genetics

    Wolves in jackals’ clothing

    Africa’s golden jackals are really a species of wolf and deserve a name change, DNA evidence indicates.

  10. Genetics

    Ancient DNA tells of two origins for dogs

    Genetic analysis of an ancient Irish mutt reveals complicated history of dog domestication.

  11. Ecosystems

    ‘Citizen Scientist’ exalts ordinary heroes in conservation science

    Journalist Mary Ellen Hannibal’s “Citizen Scientist” tells tales of ordinary people contributing to science.

  12. Neuroscience

    Social area of the brain sets threat level of animals

    How people perceive an animal’s danger level is encoded in a particular wrinkle of cortex, a brain scan study suggests.