Cats

Find out everything there is to know about cats and stay updated on the latest feline news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and cat pictures at LiveScience.com. Learn more about these fascinating creatures as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about cats.
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Yes, You Can Get Your Cat to Behave
ginger cat
June 13th, 2014
Training's not just for dogs — with the right approach, your "problem" cat can be trained to behave.
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Personhood for Pets? How the Human-Animal Bond Has Evolved
man with wolf
May 13th, 2014
Since humans first domesticated cats and dogs, these furry friends have taken on increasingly important roles in people's lives. Now, a growing movement aims to recognize Fido and Felix not just as pets, but also as legal citizens.
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Australia Should Enlist Dingoes to Control Invasive Species (Op-Ed)
dingoes, invasive species, species controls
March 27th, 2014
Introduced species pose one of the greatest threats to Australia’s fauna and flora, but expensive efforts to control them aren’t working.
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Florida's Rat-Saving Labors Aren't Paying Off
January 29th, 2014
Apparently rats raised at Disney aren't prepared for the real world. A new study warns that Florida's efforts to breed endangered Key Largo woodrats in captivity are doomed.
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Easter Lilies Kill Cats, FDA Warns
a cat and flowers
April 14th, 2014
These beautiful flowers are a toxic enemy to cats who might nibble at the flowers' petals or drink their vase water.
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Ancient Egyptian Kitten Skeletons Hint at Cat Domestication
cat burials in Hierakonpolis
March 17th, 2014
The skeletons of six cats, including four kittens, hint at humans keeping felines in Egypt 2,000 years before the earliest known evidence of cat domestication in the region.
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China Cat? Ancient Chinese May Have Domesticated Felines
A cat in a field
December 16th, 2013
Cats lived amongst Chinese villagers 5,300 years ago, new research finds. The kitties may or may not have been domesticated, but likely helped village farmers keep rodents out of their grain stores.
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