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Ig Nobels Honor Amusing Research
Ig Nobels Honor Amusing Research
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 22, 2014
This year’s winners include those who’ve studied how dogs respond to magnetic fields, and the health risks of pet cats, among other things. 
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.