1. Tech

    Japanese Gadget Alerts You When Your Dogs Get Too Hot

    It's rough being a dog. Sure, you have no responsibilities in life other than being happy and running around, but when the temperature starts to rise, the only tool you have at your disposal is your tongue—unless your owner buys you a Petline Heat Index Checker for Dogs, of course.

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  2. Weird

    Dog Barking at a Video of Itself Barking at a Video of Itself Barking at a…

    Are you attached to your flimsy grasp on sanity? Then don't watch this video of Holiday the dog barking at a video of herself barking at a video of herself barking at... probably the realization that reality is a facade and we're all just part of someone else's dream.

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  3. Weird

    Seems Reasonable: Tibetan Mastiff Puppy Reportedly Sold for $2 Million in China

    Tibetan mastiffs are like the fluffy versions of fierce lions. Except, of course, that they're more desirable to have as a pet than actual lions because they probably won't kill you. So how high a price would you go to have this ferocious but adorable companion as a pet? $2 million maybe? that seems fair, right?

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  4. Science

    Science Finally Tackles the Tough Question, “Does Your Dog Love You?”

    Thursday February 20th is world "Love Your Pet Day." That's all well and good, but do our pets--specifically dogs--love us back? That's what researchers at the University of Adelaide wanted to find out, and they're getting answers by studying puppies. Sometimes science is adorable.

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  5. Science

    Poo-Sniffing-Dog Helps Biologists Monitor Animal Populations

    Tucker is a poo-sniffing-canine-biology-detective, which sounds like the title of a new Nickelodeon TV Series -- although they'd probably drop "poo sniffing" from the title (I mean, he's a dog. We get it). In real life, though, Tucker really does sniff out the poo of other animals for science instead of standard dog reasons.

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  6. Science

    Dogs Could Be Trickier Than Previously Thought, Might Not Actually Love You

    We here at Geekosystem have an ongoing argument about whether cats or dogs are better, and if you're really allowed to like both. Today brings some bad news for those on the dog-side. Turns out, dogs might be just as manipulative and distant as their defenders accuse cats of being.

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  7. Weird

    Dog Gives Away Burglary Suspect’s Hiding Place

    Ever wondered why you hear a lot of talk about "cat burglars," but never so much as a peep about "dog burglars"? Well, it's because dogs make terrible burglars, as a San Antonio man learned when he brought his chihuahua along on a break-in earlier this week. After making a daring escape and hiding in the bushes, the growling of the dog gave away Gerardo Daniel Reyna's position to police, leading to his arrest. This is why, traditionally, dogs stay on the "security" end of crime. It plays to their strengths.

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  8. Science

    Your Creepy Friend Who Acts Like Their Dog Is a Child is Actually Pretty Normal, Says New Study

    Okay, admit it -- you have made baby-talk noises at an animal at least once in your life. It's okay, we've all been there. Sometimes it's just not possible to speak in rational, logical sentences in the presence of an adorable puppy. But apparently that's not where the similarities between standard parent/child and owner/dog relationships end, according to a new study released by the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna. In fact, it's only the wet-nosed tip of the giant dog-shaped iceberg.

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  9. Weird

    Dog Pushes Wheelchair During Flood, Makes Everyone Feel Better About Natural Disasters in General [Video]

    Usually I consider myself a cat person, but even I know that dogs beat cats in the "being useful" department most of the time. For one thing, I sure know that my cat would never push my wheelchair to safety in the middle of a flooded street like this dog was caught doing in Russia. And she certainly wouldn't look so gosh darned happy about it. Also, if I had a wheelchair, she'd probably sit in it while I was asleep and refuse to get out of it to let me in. Wait, why am I a cat person again?

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  10. Gaming

    Call of Duty: Ghosts Dog Has A Name, Various Dog-Like Abilities

    Just as E3 begins, two new gameplay trailers have been released for the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts, one which showcases the game's much-publicized canine companion, Riley. Game footage of the "No Man's Land" level shows Riley in first-person perspective, providing reconnaissance, pouncing on unaware enemies, and barking to distract them so his human allies can take them out. A reassuring "Good boy, Riley" follows some particularly vicious animal-on-human violence.

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  11. Tech

    LED-Covered Collars Are Great for Nighttime Walks and Puppy Raves

    How come cyberpunk didn't become a bigger thing after the '80s and '90s? I had been really looking forward to growing up in a world full of LED-covered clothing and neon mohawks. I mean, I guess we still have those, but not to the extent I'd hoped. The HALO mini line of LED pet collars are a little more what I'd imagined we'd all be wearing, but these have the added bonus of keeping your dog or very adventurous outdoor cat safe and easily visible at night. Maybe if we get enough people to buy them, the company will start making headbands and dresses, and I can live out my dream of pretending I am an extremely believable replicant.

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  12. Tech

    Attention U.K. Dog Owners: Win the Chance to Clone Your Dog

    Dogs make for wonderful companions, except they do this unfortunate thing where they get old and then die. Of course, you can always clone your dog over and over again, but who has the time and money for that? The Sooam Biotech Research Foundation, that's who. If you and your beloved pooch are both U.K. residents, Sooam Biotech wants you to tell them why your dog is the best possible candidate for cloning, and if you win, they'll knock off 70% of their going clone rate just for you. How generous!

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  13. Science

    Pet Owners Could Share More Microbes With Their Dogs Than Their Children

    Pet owners probably accept the fact that they're sharing microbes with their furry friend to some degree or another. Parents also probably make this assumption about their children, because at the end of the day both pets and children are pretty disgusting animals. A new study says that, of the two, you probably share more microbes with your dog than with your kids.

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  14. Entertainment

    Here’s a Cute Animal Video Roundup

    Because we feel like maybe you need this right now, (we know we do) here are some videos of cute animals doing things. There's a dog talking about how pumped he is to get a cat, a cat training to be a ninja, and arguably the most obedient dog we've ever seen. Cute pet videos can't fix everything that's wrong with the world, but we're sure glad they're there.

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  15. Science

    To Sniff or Not to Sniff: Animals Display Social Hierarchy Through, Well, You Get the Idea

    We all know that animals have great noses -- especially bears, sharks, rats, and dogs -- and that they're far superior to our own lousy sniffers. We know this because we use man's best friend as trackers and detection dogs, because we're afraid of sharks if even a drop of blood hits the water, and because in 3rd Edition D&D most animal stat blocks include the Scent (Ex) special ability. But there's more to sniffing than just sheer olfactory might. According to a new study, the act of sniffing itself communicates the complex social status between animals.

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