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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Suspenseful Video: Alligator Attacks Scaredy Cat
Florida keys alligator
September 24th, 2014
An amazing video from the Florida Keys shows a curious domestic cat nearly become a midnight snack for an American alligator.
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Your Cat's Poop Could One Day Treat Cancer
a cat with a stethoscope
July 23rd, 2014
Scientists are looking into cat poop to explore whether a microscopic organism that lives in there could be modified and used as a cancer treatment.
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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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Elusive European Wildcats Found Hiding Out on Mount Etna
European Wildcat
August 14th, 2014
The European wildcats that live on the Etna volcano are elusive and hard to study, but survey work that relied on heat- and motion-sensing cameras, along with DNA analysis of fresh wildcat scat a healthy wildcat population.
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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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