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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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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New Pet Therapy Guidelines: No Cats in Hospitals
A man wearing a gas mask holds a cat at an arm's length
March 3rd, 2015
A furry companion can offer comfort to hospital patients, but new guidelines recommend that only dogs — and not cats — be allowed in hospital pet therapy programs.
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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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Internet Cat Videos Keep You Purring, Study Finds
Lil Bub
June 18th, 2015
Internet cat videos don't just result in major "LOLs," they also deliver significant health benefits, a new study suggests.
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African Golden Cat Attacks Monkeys in Rare Camera Trap Footage
african golden cat
January 28th, 2015
An African golden cat was caught on camera hunting a group of red colobus monkeys in Uganda.
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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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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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Will Purr for Treats: How Cats Became Domesticated
kittens on cat tree
November 10th, 2014
A new study has revealed the genetic changes that led cats to become domesticated, and many are related to reward seeking and fear conditioning.
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