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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Why Do Cats Stretch So Much?
cat stretching
April 21st, 2016
If there were an Olympic event for stretching, cats would win gold. They're constantly stretching their muscles, likely for many of the same reasons that people do, experts told Live Science.
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Feline Friends: Leopard Cats Likely Domesticated in Ancient China
Leopard Cat Skull
February 5th, 2016
Wild leopard cats may have been domesticated by farmers in China more than 5,000 years ago, according to a new study of feline fossils.
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Tracking Cats from Space: Satellites Estimate Feral Ranges
Two Cats
October 2nd, 2015
Feral cats adjust their ranges depending on the greenery of their environment, which reflects the resources available.
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Elusive Marbled Cats Secretly Photographed in Borneo
marbled cat, borneo, wild cats
March 23rd, 2016
A secret photo shoot deep in the forests of Malaysian Borneo is helping researchers determine just how many marbled cats — rare, tree-climbing felines — live in the region, according to a new study.
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Ligers and Tigons, Oh My! Cat Lineage Littered with Interbreeding
Two big male lions on the hunt. National Park. Kenya.
January 15th, 2016
Modern-day felines may be the ultimate mutts. Turns out, the ancestors of modern-day cats, from lynxes to the domestic Fluffy, interbred across species at many points in history, a new analysis of the feline family tree suggests.
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Sorry, Cat Lovers: Felix Doesn't Need You
Portrait of green-eyed cat
September 4th, 2015
Cats do not form the childlike, dependent bonds on caregivers that dogs do, suggesting that the felines really are more independent than their canine counterparts.
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Kitty Kickstarter: See the Microbes That Live in Your Cat
cats
May 18th, 2015
A citizen-science project will examine the microbiome of cats' digestive systems, in both house pets and wild animals.
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This Adorable Kitty Looks Like a Werewolf: Here's Why
Two female Lykoi cats.
November 10th, 2015
This oddly adorable cat carries a genetic secret.
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26-Year-Old 'Corduroy' Crowned World's Oldest Living Cat
Corduroy the cat.
August 14th, 2015
Twenty-six is old … if you're a cat.
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