Dogs that look more like puppies have an evolutionary advantage

In many ways, dogs appear and behave more like wolf puppies than wolf adults. Scientists have theorized that these "paedomorphic" features are the byproduct of selecting dogs against aggression. But a new study suggests this is no byproduct at all, but rather the result of a human preference for puppy-like facial… » 12/27/13 1:43pm 12/27/13 1:43pm

A fascinating difference between pet dogs and tame wolves

If you could raise a wolf in your home, would it grow up to be any different from a typical pet dog? In a rare experiment with tame wolves, a Hungarian scientist tried to answer this question — and the results hinted at one major difference between dogs and wolves. » 9/23/13 4:00pm 9/23/13 4:00pm

A wolf howl is the ultimate sign of respect (if you're a wolf)

Wolf howls are among the most recognizable—and, depending on one's situation, most fearsome—sounds in the wild, with their low pitch and long duration making them the perfect form of natural long-distance communication. But just why do wolves want to reach out to one another over the vast expanses of forest and tundra? » 8/25/13 5:00pm 8/25/13 5:00pm

Thirty wolves howling in unison will give you chills

For his birthday, Giev Fowler's girlfriend took him to Wolf Creek Habitat & Rescue in Brookville, Indiana. There, with the pair standing among the sanctuary's (apparently very habituated) canids, one of the creatures started howling, which quickly "led to a symphony of howls from all 30 of the wolves." It's absolutely… » 3/26/13 7:05am 3/26/13 7:05am

Is the Robocop reboot in trouble? Plus Chloë Sevigny is a nymphomaniac …

Fox hopes it's found its very own Hunger Games. Khal Drogo gets a new lease on life as a badass werewolf patriarch. Kick-Ass 2 gets another insane villain. There's a photo of Jamie Chung as Mulan in Once Upon a Time. And how about Space Jam 2... starring LeBron James? » 8/28/12 6:00am 8/28/12 6:00am

Koalas + Wolf Jaws = Pants-Soiling Terror

Prepare for disappointment, drop bear aficionados. The photo at left of an extremely ornery koala has been circulating around the internet recently, but it's sadly just a manipulation of Flickr uploader Oz_drdolittle's photo of a drenched koala. And if you're bummed the monster at left doesn't exist, know that reality… » 8/02/12 3:00pm 8/02/12 3:00pm

This baby wolf and grizzly bear cub became lifelong best friends

Animals strike up plenty of strange interspecies friendships, but this one in particular is DEFCON 1 adorable. At the Woodland Zoo in Farmington, Pennsylvania, Lil' Bear the grizzly and Tala the wolf have struck up a friendship that has lasted six years. The only thing that could make this tableau any cuter is if the… » 2/09/12 10:35am 2/09/12 10:35am