UNITED STATES For nearly 240 years, fallen soldiers from the Battle of Kettle Creek lay in unmarked graves. The trained noses of so-called “cadaver dogs” helped tentatively locate them, and preserve the site. (Fox News) Put the Battle of Kettle Creek in perspective with today’s MapMaker Interactive map of key Revolutionary War battle sites in Georgia, and put the entire “Southern Strategy” in perspective with … Continue reading Cadaver Dogs Sniff Out Likely Revolutionary War Burial Ground
WORLD Members of a Bronze Age culture that lived along the Russian steppe practiced ritual sacrifice of dogs and wolves, and their young men then ate them as part of an initiation ceremony evoking the mythological transformation into a werewolf. (Newsweek) “All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is.” Learn more with our great study guide on wolves of ritual, myth, and legend. … Continue reading Ancient Community May Have Sacrificed and Eaten Dogs to Become ‘Werewolves’
SCIENCE Democracy isn’t just for humans. New research suggests African wild dogs make group decisions, too—and vote by sneezing. (Nat Geo) What are African wild dogs? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The fascinating new research reports that some packs of African wild dogs sneeze to communicate. Do other wild animals use their voices to … Continue reading Democratic Dogs Vote by Sneezing
ENVIRONMENT While the dogs are reportedly fine, their appearance prompts a number of questions, chief among them—how did a bunch of dogs turn bright blue? (Nat Geo News) What is turning Mumbai’s dogs blue? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Why are dogs in the Taloja neighborhood of Mumbai, India, blue? Consult the Nat Geo … Continue reading Why Is This Dog Blue?
SCIENCE Is your furry friend looking forward to the Fourth of July as much as you? Maybe not, if he or she suffers from noise anxiety. What causes it, and how can you help? (New York Times) How did dogs evolve to become such good best buddies? Use our resources to find out. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our … Continue reading Why is Fido afraid of fireworks?