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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, January 27, 2013

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ...   Starchy genes behind man's best friend A genetic switch allowed dogs to adapt to a starch-rich diet and evolve from meat-munching wolves into man's leftover-loving best friend, scientists say. Comparing the genetic code of the domestic dog to that of its wolf cousins, a team of researchers from Sweden, Norway and the United States found several telling differences. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    It's a dog's life: automated kennel lets hounds video chat with owners

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Kennel that lets dogs surf web and 'chat' with owners among gadgets on display at home fair Video chat for hounds: not just a shaggy dog tale Pet-care companies are betting that dog owners will spend to let technology take care of their pooches. An automated kennel that feeds and cleans up after dogs- and even provides them with internet ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Greyhounds Australasia bans racing dog exports to Macau track

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Australian body halts supply of racing dogs to Macau, citing inadequate care Greyhound export ban threatens Canidrome Australia's leading greyhound racing body has banned the export of dogs to Macau in a move that could threaten the future of the controversial Canidrome track. Greyhounds Australasia has stopped issuing so-called "greyhound passports" to dogs ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Attack on shopkeeper highlights problem of stray dogs

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:25am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Attack on shopkeeper shows Lamma stray dogs are out of control Last week in Sok Kwu Wan, Lamma, there was another attack by an uncontrolled, stray dog. This time, a local ... as uncontrolled dogs are allowed to wander freely in Sok Kwu Wan and Lo So Shing, both on southern Lamma. Dr May Chow, acting principal veterinary officer of the Agriculture, Fisheries, and Conservation ...

  5. News - China

    Dog sold for nearly US$2 million at Zhejiang luxury pet fair: report

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:51pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Tibetan mastiff puppy has been sold in China for almost US$2 million, a report said on Wednesday, in what could be the most expensive dog sale ever. ... the Qianjiang Evening News reported. “They have lion’s blood and are top-of-the-range mastiff studs,” the dog’s breeder Zhang Gengyun was quoted as telling the paper, adding that another red-haired ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore soldier who leaked video of army camp ‘dog abuse’ punished

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 08:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Soldier who leaked 'dog abuse' film is punished Singapore's military has sparked an online storm after punishing a soldier for leaking video footage of a dog allegedly being abused inside an army camp. The controversy was triggered after a soldier filmed a cowering stray dog in a military camp bathroom with a taut white rope round its neck, ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    California couple unearth US$10m in gold coins while walking their dog

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 11:23am by Reuters in Los Angeles

    ... Gold Rush-era coins unearthed in California last year by a couple as they walked their dog may be the greatest buried treasure ever found in the United States, worth more than US$10 million, ... Gold Rush. The couple had been walking their dog when they came across a rusty metal can sticking out of the ground and dug it out. After finding gold coins inside they searched further ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - ANIMAL COMMUNICATION

    Talking dogs aren't just in cartoons anymore- 'No More Woof' gives canines a voice

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 03:55pm by Joanne Lam

    ... Joanne Lam joanne.lam@scmp.com Developed by Scandinavian researchers, No More Woof is a headset that uses special technology to recognise the thought patterns of dogs “Hi there … I have ... that talking dogs just don't exist.  Or do they? It turns out there's a chance that we may soon be able to communicate directly with our puppy friends.  A small Scandinavian research lab ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Give your pets dried food despite discovery of cancer toxins, vets say

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:11pm by Amy Nip and Johnny Tam

    ... provided that owners choose high-quality products. There are an estimated 286,300 households with pets in Hong Kong, according to a 2006 Census and Statistics Department survey. Many dog owners try to save money by buying cheap food for their pets, but end up paying more to the vets, said Sally Andersen, of Hong Kong Dog Rescue. “As a human, it’s not good living only on junk food,” she said. ...

  10. News - World - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Archaeologists find a cemetery for dogs, Aztecs' guide to afterlife

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:26am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Mexico City A cemetery for dogs, the Aztecs' guide to afterlife Archaeologists announced the discovery of "an exceptional" old burial site under an apartment building in Mexico City containing the remains of 12 dogs, animals that had a major religious and symbolic significance to the Aztec peoples of central Mexico. Previously, the remains ...




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