Season 38, Episode 4 Dogs Decoded

First Aired: November 9, 2010

An investigation into canine genetics, including what separates dogs from their wolf cousins. The report also delves into the science behind the dog-human relationship, revealing that dogs have a knack for reading and responding to human emotions and that people, in turn, respond to dogs with the same hormone responsible for bonding mothers to their babies. Also: a 50-year-old breeding program in Siberia to tame foxes.

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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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