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The evolutionary journey of how dogs came to occupy millions of human living rooms is a complicated one, filled with detours and false starts. A new study out this week in Science seems to better illuminate one of these detours.

It suggests the first domesticated dogs to arrive in the Americas were brought by humans migrating from Asia, only to be later wiped out when Europeans began regularly making their way to the New World starting in the 15th century.

You might love Wolfenstein, but I'm not one who can stomach much violence, even when it's in service of destroying Nazis in all their forms. As a result, I've never played more than a few minutes of any Wolfenstein game. That's why Return to Castle Woofenstein (AKA Woof3d), a mod that turns every enemy Nazi into a lovable doggo, is right up my alley.

If ever there was an animal that most exemplified a Shakespearean tragedy, it'd be the pug. The same features that have made them Instagram stars and one of the most popular dog breeds - their mushy cubed heads, bulging big eyes and never-ending folds - also underlie the multitude of health problems from which they suffer. A new study published this week in the BMJ suggests that the plights of pugdom are even worse than we thought.

If you've ever been nervous around a dog and told to just be calm because dogs can "smell fear", you know that this advice is about as effective as telling a pissed-off person to chill. The sentiment behind that guidance, though, appears to be rooted in some truth: While dogs probably can't smell fear, they do seem to respond to fearful people with more aggression. A new study published yesterday in the BMJ found that anxious, neurotic people are more likely to be bitten by dogs. Further, the researchers found that most victims were bitten by dogs they didn't know.

All stories about dogs should be Good Stories, which is why the situation in Taloja, India is especially heartbreaking. Recently, photos and videos of blue pooches in the industrial town have cropped up online, raising the obvious question: What the hell happened?