There's a cave in like, France or something where researchers have found ancient footprints of a child walking side by side with a dog. Alone. Humans and dogs were at a point where the people trusted the dogs enough to leave them alone with their children. » 9/17/14 4:28pm Yesterday 4:28pm

More quality science programming on TV would be nice. All of the so-called "educational" channels have gone to crap and now mostly air reality TV, conspiracy theory shows and other sensationalist programs. I want to see more actual education programs, stuff for adults and kids and those in-between, on local networks… » 9/16/14 8:25am Yesterday 8:25am

I seriously can't imagine this being very useful in a school shooting incident. Most of them happen, you know, indoors, and this vehicle can't really get inside. You know what would be a more practical way to stop school shooters? Trained lions. » 9/15/14 5:51pm Monday 5:51pm

I've been buying Simpsons DVDs lately and I LOVE the monorail episode. Really forgot how funny this show used to be. Also caught some of the marathon a few weeks ago and saw "Homer the Great", one of my favorite episodes, and I still have that Stonecutter song stuck in my head! » 9/13/14 10:22pm Saturday 10:22pm

I was thinking the same thing. The stereotype of black men being rapists lusting after white women is still around, so a white woman who has been raped by a black dude is probably more likely to be believed and supported than if the rapist was black. And on the other end of the spectrum, like you say, a black woman… » 9/11/14 5:05pm 9/11/14 5:05pm

Eh, scientists do think that the domestication of dogs was unintentional. Wolves started following us to eat our leftovers. We tolerated them because they could alert us to danger. Over time, these wolves got more tame and at some point, people and the proto-dogs started working together directly. » 9/11/14 2:33pm 9/11/14 2:33pm

Pretty much. Vaccines have taken out so many diseases that people let their guards down. I think anti-vaccine sentiment will quietly go away once people start seeing kids they know (or the kids they have) get horribly sick, disabled, or even die from preventable diseases. » 9/10/14 6:51pm 9/10/14 6:51pm

We tried using a shock collar so my dog would stay within an "invisible fence" and not leave the yard. (when she's outside, she has to be tied up or she'll dig under the fence and run around) All it did was upset her badly, we're never using it again. » 9/10/14 5:00pm 9/10/14 5:00pm