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November 22, 2013

 

Close-up of a tabby cat's face

U.S. Cats Responsible For Billions Of Bird Deaths, Study Finds

New research reveals how many birds are killed by cats each year. The numbers will alarm you!

May 11, 2011

 

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Alpha Tail

If you own more than one cat, you may already be aware that domestic cats have a very developed sense of pecking-order.

November 9, 2010

 

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How To Grow Your Own Catnip

Catnip is a great treat for your favorite cat. The best news is that catnip is easy to grow!

October 22, 2010

 

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Why The Leopard Got Its Spots

Leopards are famous for having a spotted coat. What's cool is that there is science involved with their coat markings and patterns.

September 21, 2010

 

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10 Awesome Things To Know About Your Pet

Why does my pet do that? A Moment of Science gathers some of our favorite pet-related podcasts.

February 12, 2009

 

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Your Cat’s Secret Nose

Cats have six sense organs. The sixth is known as the "vomeral-nasal organ," and can be thought of as a second nose.

December 19, 2008

 

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Cats Who Flex

If a cat is in your lap, you may feel its claws digging in just slightly in a slow, left-right pattern. Why do they do this?

July 6, 2008

 

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Cat Nap

How is it that cats can sleep so much? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 8, 2005

 

Cats on the Blink

Cats send all sorts of nonverbal signals, both to each other and to us humans. One of those signals is a blink. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Here, Boy!

Point at a ball and a dog will look at the ball, whereas a cat will probably look at your hand. Dogs seem to have a ready understanding of how human beings direct attention by pointing, and can follow our gestures almost as if they thought the same way we do. Of course, dogs probably […]

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