cats
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 27, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Herding Cats
Herding Cats
Abby Olena | Dec 17, 2013
Examination of bones found in a Chinese village suggests that domesticated felines lived side-by-side with humans 5,300 years ago.
Felid Fossils
Felid Fossils
Abby Olena | Nov 13, 2013
Paleontologists discover the oldest evidence yet suggesting that big cats originated in Asia.
Understanding Cats
Understanding Cats
Abby Olena | Oct 18, 2013
An anthrozoologist explores feline communication and cognition in an essay about domestic cats.
Killer Kittens
Killer Kittens
Jef Akst | Jan 31, 2013
Domestic cats kill billions of birds and mammals every year, making them a top threat to US wildlife.
Ever Wonder…
Jef Akst | Jan 10, 2012
How does catnip work?
Cat Cravings
Cat Cravings
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2012
A mutated feline receptor for sweet tastes explains why cats don’t love sugar but do dig mushrooms.
Wildlife Biologist Goes Too Far?
Jef Akst | Nov 2, 2011
An avid conservationist is found guilty of attempting to poison feral cats, which she claims are a threat to wild birds.
Fluorescent Cats Aid Research
Fluorescent Cats Aid Research
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 13, 2011
Tiny, adorable and…green? Glowing kittens may answer questions about neurobiology and disease.
Parasite Spurs Rat Sexual Frenzy
Tia Ghose | Aug 19, 2011
The parasite Toxoplasma gondii furthers its transmission by making rats go wild for the scent of cat urine.