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August 13, 2010

 

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Why Do Animals Have Lighter Fur On Their Bellies?

Animals have mastered blending in with their surroundings. Yet, why do some animals have lighter fur on their bellies than on their backs?

July 12, 2010

 

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How And Why A Cat Purrs

When a cat is happy they will purr. A Moment of Science examines the theories and causes of purring.

July 2, 2010

 

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Owning A Pet Is Beneficial To Your Health

Do you own a pet? Chances are you're healthier than a friend who doesn't own a companion animal.

February 4, 2010

 

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Cats And Colors

Have you ever wondered why your cat cannot see color?

November 12, 2009

 

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Cats And strings

Most cats and kittens love to play with string, but if a feline begins to swallow string, it could become a deadly game.

October 14, 2009

 

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Social Saber-Toothed Cats

Were saber-toothed cats social animals compared to other social predators?

April 3, 2009

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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.

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