Road Kill and The New Science of Human-Animal Relationships

What the study of road kill says about human nature.

What Do Irish Setters and Girls Named "Jennifer" Tell Us About the Causes of Social Change?

Did dumb luck cause explosions in the numbers of girls named Jennifer and Irish Setter puppies in the United States.

Is Pet-Love Caused By A Virus of the Mind?

Is love of pets caused by a metaphorical brain worm?
Photograph by Jeanne Shirley

Are Humans the Only Animals That Keep Pets?

I recently scoured academic journals and consulted a host of animal behaviorists for examples of pet-keeping in other species. I only found one.