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  Most people think that a dog walk is about taking Fido out for a stroll, a tinkle and a poop, but it's more than that. Way more. Think about it: A typical wolf travels between 10 - 30 miles per day. While the main purpose of their perpetual journey is to secure food, lots of stuff happens in between. They track, they explore, they play, they fight - they survive. This not only keeps their bodies in top shape, but their brains as well. A wild canine's life is an epic series of expeditions that makes Homer's Odyssey look...

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It's the social gene that binds man and dog. We're both species that live in packs, dogs just seem to be better team players. They also have a better understanding of their role in society. The thing is, humans have complete control over their pets: where they live, what they eat, what they do. And frankly, that makes me sad, because so many dog owners do it wrong. Aside from feeding a dog ultra-processed food like kibble, the issue that irks me the most about some dog owners is that they're oblivious to the social gene that we share. These...

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    Say you're designing an edible product for astronauts. You're limited in terms of space, so you want to create a super-food that packs it all in and tastes good. You do your research and decide that an assortment of nuts, fish, kelp and peanut butter for flavor are key ingredients of your wonder food. Assume that it's formulated with a host of other ingredients so it tastes great, kind of like a Beyond-the-Meat patty.  A couple of days into the mission, two of the astronauts die from allergies , (one to nuts, one to fish) and the sole surviving astronaut is...

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