Why Do Dogs Understand Human Body Language?

Science experiments do not get much more fun than playing with puppies – especially when there are almost 400 of them. Through the study of puppies, a team from the Arizona Canine Cognition Centre have been able to learn more about dogs’ ability to understand human body language.

One step closer to saving the northern white rhino

A new milestone has been accomplished in the mission to save the northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni). There are only two known northern white rhinos left, both of whom are females. Without the ability to reproduce, this subspecies is functionally extinct. An international team are now one step closer to using assisted reproduction technology (ART) including in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to increase subspecies numbers and bring them back from the edge of extinction.

“The beautiful, mysterious science of how you hear” – Jim Hudspeth

Snappy, educational, and only 15minutes long, “The beautiful, mysterious science of how you hear” is a TED talk from Dr Jim Hudspeth about the mechanics of hearing. It makes for a great watch anytime you have a few minutes to spare.