Dogs have skills equivalent to 6-month old babies

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Dogs who were spoken to or who had direct eye contact with a person were more likely to follow that human’s gaze.

Some dogs have the skills of a 6-month-old baby, according to a new report in Current Biology. Man’s best friend not only responds to the words and ministrations of humans, dogs can understand and anticipate the intentions of their people, researchers are reporting.

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‘Borderless internet’ is officially dead

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SOPA would set up US website blacklisting, require search engine censorship, and divide the Internet into “domestic” and “foreign” sites.

In L.P. Hartley’s novel, The Go-Between, he wrote, “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.”  When Hartley wrote his novel of adolescent sexual awakening he knew nothing of the internet.  Had he know he might have been shocked just how quickly the past became a foreign place. 

 

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Don’t Sleep With Your Pet, You Make Catch Something

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You could get sick letting your pet sleep with you. 

Letting sleeping dogs lie in your bed can make you sick, research suggests. Pet owners may increase the chances of contracting everything from worms to the bubonic plague. Of the 250 known diseases transmitted from animals to humans, more than 100 of them come from domestic animals, researchers say.

 

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America’s Pre-Eminence In World Affairs Fading

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President Obama is trying to revive the struggling U.S. economy while China’s economy is growing

Just two and a half weeks after he was elected and before he even set foot in the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama was presented with a 120-page report that was supposed to help him to peer into the future.

 

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Pet Owners At Increased Risk Of Acquiring Fatal MRSA Infection

Pet Owners At Increased Risk Of Acquiring Fatal MRSA Infection

Pet bites can cause potentially fatal MRSA infection 

Pet owners are at an increased risk of getting infected with the potentially fatal MRSA infection through dogs and cats, say researchers.

Dr. Richard Oehler, of the University of South Florida, says that MRSA and skin infections in dogs and cats can be spread to humans through bites.

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