More questions than answers as mystery of domestication deepens
(Phys.org) —We all think we have a rough idea of what happened 12,000 years ago when people at several different spots around the globe brought plants under cultivation and domesticated animals for transport, ...
Dogs likely originated in Europe more than 18,000 years ago
Wolves likely were domesticated by European hunter–gatherers more than 18,000 years ago and gradually evolved into dogs that became household pets, UCLA life scientists report.
IT outsourcing boom boosts struggling Bulgaria
Excellent IT and language skills have helped Bulgaria's outsourcing sector boom, raising hopes that it could prop up the badly stagnating economy of the EU's poorest country.
Archaeological, genetic evidence expands views of domestication
Many of our ideas about domestication derive from Charles Darwin, whose ideas in turn were strongly influenced by British animal-breeding practices during the 19th century, a period when landowners vigorously ...
iPhone 5 not just a phone; it's a stimulus too
Apple's iPhone 5 is one of the biggest product launches ever in the sector, and may also deliver a well-timed stimulus to the US economy ahead of the presidential election, analysts say.
Pig genome sequenced: Research could help combat animal and human disease
The pig and its cousin the wild boar have much in common with humans. They are world travelers. They're adaptable, invasive and often damage their own habitat. They are easy to seduce (with food) and susceptible ...
Dogs may understand human point of view, researcher finds
(Phys.org)—Domestic dogs are much more likely to steal food when they think nobody can see them, suggesting for the first time they are capable of understanding a human's point of view.
Cats in US kill billions of birds, mammals, study finds
Domestic cats in the United States kill up to 3.7 billion birds and as many as 20.7 billion mice, voles and other small mammals each year, biologists estimated on Tuesday.
Domestic violence incidents down, but cases can move slowly and programs lack funds
When Texas police officers answer an emergency domestic violence call these days, they go armed with a gun—and a piece of paper.
Archaeologists pinpoint the date when domesticated camels arrived in Israel
Camels are mentioned as pack animals in the biblical stories of Abraham, Joseph, and Jacob. But archaeologists have shown that camels were not domesticated in the Land of Israel until centuries after the ...
The very idea: Kitchen gadgets powered by microwave leaks
Time to dethrone GDP as a measure of national success, researcher says
(Phys.org) —Gross Domestic Product is a misleading measure of national success, say ANU experts.
Study may explain why wolves are forever wild, but dogs can be tamed
Dogs and wolves are genetically so similar, it's been difficult for biologists to understand why wolves remain fiercely wild, while dogs can gladly become "man's best friend." Now, doctoral research by evolutionary ...
Large-scale deep re-sequencing reveals cucumber's evolutionary enigma
In a collaborative study published online today in Nature Genetics, researchers from the Genome Centre of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), BGI, and other institutes present a cucumber genomi ...