Understanding Man’s Best Friend

You might have wondered what’s going on inside the mind of a canine. Neuroscientist Gregory Berns of Emory University in Atlanta is training dogs to sit inside MRI scans to see what’s happening inside their brains.

SciTech Now Episode 505

In this episode of SciTech Now, we look at how dogs are being trained to sit inside an MRI Scan; see how low cost efficient solar cells can be massed produced; the varying perceptions of Laurel Versus Yanny; and discover the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

A scientist sniffs out the world of dogs

Dogs may be man’s best friends, but how much do we actually know about our beloved pets? Alexandra Horowitz, professor of cognitive science at Barnard College and author of Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss how she examines our four-legged friends by studying the complexities […]

SciTech Now Episode 419

In this episode of SciTech Now, we see how climate change impacts the water; a look at one scientist who studies dogs and the complexities of their noses; exploring the Mayan pyramids; and the decline in the boreal toad population.

What we’re reading

What are this week’s most interesting stories in the world of science and tech? Here’s what we’ve come up with. Let us know what you’re reading in the comments below. Scientists have just thawed a 12,400-year-old puppy found in Russian permafrost | Science Alert A now extinct breed of dog has been discovered in a remarkable […]

Virtually connect with your pet

15-year-old Brooke Martin is the innovator behind iCPooch, a new device that allows you to virtually connect with your dog.