Your old bra can help an injured turtle — here's how

Your old bra can help an injured turtle — here's how

A couple of animal and wildlife rescue groups that help treat injured turtles have a special donation request: They're asking for bra clasps, which can be used to repair damaged shells.

How canines capture your heart: scientists explain puppy dog eyes

How canines capture your heart: scientists explain puppy dog eyes

The sad, imploring expression held such power over humans during 33,000 years of canine domestication that the preference for dogs that could pull off the look steered the evolution of their facial muscles, researchers have said.

Cats able to recognise their own names, study finds

Cats able to recognise their own names, study finds

“Some owners insist their cats can recognise their own names and words related to food.”. The team therefore proposed that cats may be able to discriminate between different words, particularly their own names.

Does your dog really understand you?

Does your dog really understand you?

The dogs may show greater brain activity in response to a new word because they sense their owners want them to understand what they are saying, and they are trying to do so, the researchers suggested."Dogs ultimately want to please their owners, and perhaps also receive praise or food," said study senior author and neuroscientist Gregory Berns.

Letters

Letters

When Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, says that Hamas “pile up as many civilian dead as they can” to make Israel look bad, he is speaking from a mind-set that has informed the political attitude of Israel’s leaders for many years.