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The Origin of Dogs

Sep 09, 2016 | 72 videos
Video by The Atlantic

How and when did wild wolves turn into domestic pets? Science tells us that humans were behind the domestication of what is now man’s best friend—but the timeline of the transformation has always been mysterious. In this video, Atlantic science writer Ed Yong explains the surprising origin of dogs in light of new research.

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Authors: Jackie Lay, Daniel Lombroso, Ed Yong

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