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Posts tagged cats

April 3, 2009

 

Playful cat lying down

That Funny, Deadly Game Cats Play

Before giving an answer, let's think for a second about the kind of thing we can learn even from so commonplace an event.

July 6, 2008

 

Sleeping cat on its back

Cat Nap

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

May 6, 2008

 

Dog and Cat Side-by-side

Breeding Cats and Dogs

Domesticated cats tend to show much less variety. A Siamese and a tabby are both shaped like, well, cats. While there are many different breeds of dogs.

November 19, 2007

 

Cat face

The Domestication of Cats

Many people believe that cats became domesticated in Egypt, but a genetic study suggests that feline ancestors originally came from more humble roots.

September 21, 2007

 

Cat rubbing head on chair

Ah, There’s the Rub

Anyone who owns a cat is familiar with the head-bumping way they greet you, but what does this behavior mean? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 11, 2007

 

cat with long white whiskers

Why Whiskers?

Sure your cat's whiskers are cute but do they serve a more practical purpose?

December 14, 2005

 

two cats by their litter box

Alpha Scat

Now, every cat scats, but if you have more than one indoor cat and you're interested in finding out which cat is the alpha, you can watch the scat.

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.

January 20, 2005

 

On The Prowl

Is your cat on the prowl? Find out why cats feel the need to walk the house, on this Moment of Science.

December 16, 2004

 

Catnip

It induces euphoria, and excites the sexual regions of the brain. It is quite possibly hallucinogenic. What is it? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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