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 pursued systematic ...

Human empathy makes us better at understanding animal sounds

If you have a horse in the barn or have ever made bacon from your own hog, chances are you're better at hearing when an animal is having a good or bad time than other people are. And, if you are between 20-29 years old and ...

Citizen science data are crucial to understand wildlife roadkill

The road is a dangerous place for animals: They can easily get run over, which can seriously affect wildlife diversity and populations in the long term. There is also a human economic cost and possible injury or even death ...

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