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It’s Their Eyebrows That Make Us Love Them

It’s Their Eyebrows That Make Us Love Them

You know that sad, wistful, puppy dog look our pets often get when they’re trying to communicate their needs to us, the way they make their eyes look bigger and more baby-like? Researchers reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences have just discovered that dogs can achieve that look because of a small muscle above each of their eyes that allows them to intensely raise their inner eyebrows. That’s all it takes to bring out the nurturer in us.

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