How to save a cat from being a criminal and its animal rights advocates

The Humane Society of the United States has issued a list of 10 questions for you on how to make the world a better place.The list is part of a series of articles about animal welfare that will appear over the next few weeks.Each article will explore some of the biggest questions raised by the […]

How a new study from the University of Texas at Austin explains how we learn to care about animals

A new study shows that when we think about caring about animals, we tend to think about animals in terms of their physical and emotional needs.It’s called animal care education and it’s based on research published in Psychological Science.The research showed that when animals are seen as less than human, we’re more likely to take […]

Why did a puppy’s poop spill on a hotel bathroom floor?

Veterinarians at the University of Illinois veterinary hospital are investigating the story of a puppy who spilled a liquid onto a hotel toilet floor.The puppy’s owner said he was cleaning the toilet with a towel on Monday when it accidentally spilled a “soup-like substance.”Veterinarian Dr. Peter Fong said he’s not sure how the poop came […]

How to stop the spread of a disease: the best and the worst of the public health system

WASHINGTON (AP) When it comes to the spread and severity of coronavirus, the U.S. is on track to have more coronaviruses than any other nation, according to a government report released Thursday.The United States has already recorded more than 20,000 new cases, about 1,800 of which are fatal.In a country with an estimated 5.3 million […]

How to make the most of a good teacher

New York’s public schools are struggling to keep up with the demands of the new digital age, but they’re also struggling to educate the kids who live there.In a new series of interviews, I ask teachers and principals what lessons they want to learn from the school system’s digital divide.Here are some of my favorite […]