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Domestication

Are Zoos Bad? Or Are Humans Just Weird?

Melissa Janisin | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Melissa Janisin

All that I'm saying is that if you have pets, you can't hate zoos. Period. Think about it. You can call an animal a zoo prisoner or call it the family Chihuahua, and either way, what you are dealing with is a captive animal.

The Primordial Alliance of Sheep, Man and Dog: Thoughts on the Year of the Ram

Boria Sax | Posted 04.21.2015 | Science
Boria Sax

The occasion of this article -- the beginning of the Year of the Ram. The placement of the ram in the Chinese zodiac reflects not only the cooperative disposition of domestic sheep, but also the agility, balance and sagacity of wild ones.

Cats vs. Dogs: Let's Call a Truce

Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M | Posted 03.09.2015 | San Francisco
Jennifer Scarlett, D.V.M

Instead of sizing up cats against dogs, let's focus on appreciating and celebrating their differences just as we appreciate the differences among our friends.

Ancient DNA Shows Horses Paid A Price For Their Domestication

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.18.2014 | Science

Humans are believed to have domesticated the horse around 5,500 years ago. And the effects of domestication--including some deleterious ones--can be s...

A Stanford University Debate: Transhumanism vs. Anarcho-Primitivism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Last Saturday night at Stanford University, I had the honor of publicly debating the world's leading anarcho-primitivist philosopher John Zerzan. As a transhumanist, I differ from Zerzan on just about every topic.

Domestication and a Very Cute Puppy

Zach Dean | Posted 01.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Zach Dean

There is a new puppy in my life: Liberty Dean (#totesadorbs, #errrmyghad, #there's-a-new-dog-in-town). She goes by Libby for short and she pees on t...

Link Between Wolves, Dogs May Be More Complicated Than We Thought

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

A new genetic analysis of modern dogs and wolves suggests that man's best friend was domesticated before agriculture. But the origin of this domestic...

Wildlife in the Post-Natural Age

Daniel Maidman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Cara DeAngelis has curated a show devoted to a network of linked themes: domestication, wildness, people, animals and environmental disorders.

Do Dogs Feel Guilty? 'Scolding' Studies Yield Surprising Answer

| Jason G. Goldman | Posted 06.01.2012 | Science

“I walked into the house, and he was acting strange. I could tell he had done something wrong,” she told me. I pressed for further details. “His...