animal domestication

  • Giddy-up: origins of the domestic horse uncovered

    Ancient equine mystery traced to the steppes of the northern Caucasus.

    The modern domestic horse is beloved worldwide as a favoured pet or an aid in the busy work of tending crops and live...

    Civilisations October 21, 2021
  • Skull data challenges domestication theory

    How have humans affected domestic animals’ evolution?

    Despite their varied genetic origins, domesticated animals have a lot of traits in common, and it’s not entirely clea...

    Agriculture June 23, 2021
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    Kangaroos try to communicate, research suggests.

    Fans of the iconic television show Skippy (and that oft-repeated question, “what’s up Skip?”) will be pleased to know...

    Animals December 17, 2020