Dogs are friendly, lovable best friends. They don’t want to hurt anyone! So how do movies get dogs to attack people? With visual effects. A special effects team basically creates a digital double of a real dog and then makes it so that the CG-created dog attacks the actor in the way that the movie wants. In this VFX…
Boston Dynamics’ line of robotic dogs creep the hell out of me and other sensible humans on this doomed planet. But at least my gut call is partially justified by this probably world-first meeting of man’s best friend and man’s future downfall.
Using DNA analysis, researchers have shown that shelter workers frequently mislabel dogs as “pit bulls.” They say this is a serious problem given the social stigma surrounding the breed—which, technically speaking, doesn’t actually exist.
What do you when you’re just a couple hours from Friday and having a hard time focusing? You play with What-Dog.net, the latest silly viral sensation from Microsoft Garage. It’s really fun!
Like the Cuddle Clones website, the people behind a Toronto-based company called Pibborafi want to create a stuffed clone of your beloved pet dog. But unlike Cuddle Clones, only a select few pups will be chosen since the process is completely free, and they have to be rescue dogs to even be considered.
Who’s a good doggie? NOT this GRUNGE PUNK PORCUPINE DOG! This dog is a weapon.
Selfie sticks are mostly silly and vane but generally harmless and sometimes even fun. The gag is very clearly in their existence. But here’s the best use of selfie sticks yet and there’s no punchline, it’s just Jumpy the dog holding a selfie stick with a camera attached to it in his mouth as he runs and jumps around.…
Last year we told you about Derby, a dog born with underdeveloped legs and paws. Tech firm 3D Systems designed a pair of prosthetic limbs for the Husky mix, but they were too short, and they also prevented Derby from being able to sit normally. A new upgrade now overcomes both of these limitations.
In vitro fertilization for humans has been around since the late 1970s, but the same can’t be said for our canine companions. But now, after decades of research, scientists have finally produced the first live, healthy puppies from frozen embryos.
Every geologist needs a field hat to protect them from scorching sun and drenching rain, but a really lucky geologist will have a trusty dog. Meet the adventurous dogs who trekked across north Alaska, and the geologists who explored with them.
Anyone who’s watched a cat throwing up after munching on grass knows that our feline friends aren’t natural plant eaters. So you might be surprised to discover that these carnivorous animals share some important genes that are more typically associated with herbivores. And this might help explain why cats aren’t…
Therapy dogs may actually make a difference in the health of the patients they visit by reducing anxiety and leading to more stable blood pressure.
The dog lives, but this video is still a graphic and potentially disturbing look inside what a wolf attack really looks like.
Researchers in China are reportedly the first to use a powerful gene editing tool to produce super-muscled dogs. The goal is to create test subjects that mimic degenerative human diseases, but the breakthrough also raises the prospect of customized pets.
I vacationed in Europe last month. I don’t mean to rub it in—it just happened to be the perfect opportunity to test the Petzi Treat Cam. It’s a remote control treat dispenser with an internet connection and a camera, so you can play with your pet from anywhere in the world.
In just shy of a couple of months Halloween will be upon us and there’s no reason your pets can’t participate in the fun. However, you’re going to need an extra patient dog if you expect them to wear this humiliating AT-AT costume without instantly trying to shred it to pieces.
It’s the dog days of August, so you’ll want to read this ode to working dogs. And cool down by watching a couple of nut jobs climb an iceberg. And check out the innovations in this new line of ultralight climbing knives. Here’s what’s new outside.
If you’ve ever watched a pair of dogs have sex, you’ve probably noticed something odd happen partway through the act. At first, the male grips the female’s back and humps away–nothing unusual about it. But then he dismounts and turns to face away from his mate, with his penis still stuck inside her.
Congratulations have been pouring in ever since Mark Zuckerberg posted (on Facebook, of course) that he and his wife Priscilla Chan are expecting a daughter in a few months. It’s wonderful and all (mazel tov, you two!), but most people took a look at their photo and wondered, is that a dog—or a mop?