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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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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Are Humans Reversing Cat Domestication?
hissing alley cat
October 25th, 2013
The friendliest cats may be the ones who are most often spayed before adoption — which, over time, could lead to cats becoming less approachable and more feral, some early research suggests.
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Petting May Be Stressful for Some Cats
kittens, pets
October 9th, 2013
If your cats resist cuddling, it may be for good reason. New research suggests petting might stress some felines out. What's more, cats living a multi-cat home may be better equipped to deal with the strains of domestic life than their solitary peers.
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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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