Which is harder to resist: a child's big eyes pleading with you for a piece of candy, or a puppy's forlorn expression begging for table scraps? It's a tough call, and according to science, that may be thanks to evolution. A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that dogs specifically evolved puppy-dog eyes to appeal to humans.
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Written by Julia Wilde July 15, 2019
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