Tammy Groves

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Dirty Dog: Do Pets Track Bacteria In Your Home?

A little over a year ago I was hunched over my dog in the living room of my apartment, methodically running a set of sterile swabs over various parts of his body. First came the sole of his right front paw, then his bellybutton. Neither seemed to bother him. But when I pried open his mouth and …

Pets

You're Not Highly Evolved

Here's where our bodies still mess up<p>As humans, it’s tempting to think of ourselves as the pinnacle of evolutionary progress. But evolution can only work with what’s available, resulting in a body that’s a bundle of compromises.<p>FEET<p>Our ankles and feet started out as flexible tree-climbing tools …

Evolution

A Homemade Crossbow Designed To Impale A Car Door [Video]

Watch out, Katniss<p>English philosopher Thomas Hobbes believed that men living in anarchy would lead “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short” lives. So as much as I’d enjoy rebuilding civilization from piles of trash after an apocalypse, I’d first worry about a way to send petrol-marauding punk …

Homemade

An Invisible Barn And Other Amazing Images From This Week

How Carl Sagan Described Death To His Young Daughter

A new essay from Sasha Sagan shows how a great popularizer of science answered his own kid's big questions.<p>When your dad is Carl Sagan, your first lessons on death aren't sugar-coated. But they are nevertheless sweet and compassionate. That's how Sasha Sagan, Carl's daughter, describes them in a …

Carl Sagan

The 7 happiest babies on YouTube

If you're having a bad day, this will cheer you up in no time.<p>And what's better than twins laughing at the same time? How about four of them?<p><b>Related</b> …

On the positive side, April showers bring May flowers....

Can you identify these trees based on their flowers?

Question 1 of 13<p>Score: 0<p>Question 2 of 13<p>Score: 0<p>Photo: Heather Hopkins/flickr<p>Question 3 of 13<p>Score: 0<p>Photo: Robert H. Mohlenbrock/USDA-NRCS PLANTS …

The Astonishing Power of Social Pressure

You and your relationships are bound together, each shaping the other in an interactive and undetermined manner. When your relationships are mutually …

4 Ways to Resist Rage

A recent <i>Washington Post</i> article cited research showing that the number of people who admit they feel “uncontrollable anger toward another driver" has …

To Catch a Liar, Ask the Right Question

I wanted to believe my kids when they told me what they did or who they were with. But sometimes I suspected that they were not being completely …

10 Ways Our Lives Are out of Whack

In 2012, after being home to various classes of primates for more than 100 years, the renowned Monkey House at the Bronx Zoo closed down. The zoo's …