What? Last Friday Faves of 2014?
Did Santa leave an assault course for your backyard squirrels?
Dog studies even Santa can get behind
Oh, another one of my favorite blogs! DogSpies had a long chat with Santa about which canine scientists were naughty and nice, and made a list of presents...oh, no wait, she came up with this awesome list of studies that came out this year about dogs! Awesome. Oh yeah, and bonus cat section too!
Pod-cats? (a podcast about cats)
Check out this interview with John Bradshaw, feline scientist extraordinaire, and Michael Montague, who has been working hard to de-code the feline genome.
Why can't scientists say what we mean?
Marc Bekoff investigates the title of a recent cow welfare study, which demonstrate how difficult it is for scientists to say what we mean in plain and simple language (short answer: that's not what journals want). He also discusses the implications of the study, which suggest that cows have individual, signature moos.