Cats' tongues are covered in mysterious spines, and a group of engineers has found that the teensy structures are shaped like claws and work like Velcro to clean.
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All mammals nourish their young with milk, but fat content is one aspect of mothers' milk that can differ greatly from species to species.
The biggest saber-toothed cat skull ever found is helping scientists understand the range of killing techniques used by these extinct and fearsome predators.
Scottish Folds are adorable cats with folded ears and owl-like faces. But their cuteness also condemns them to a life of suffering.
Australian researchers investigating the hunting habits of feral cats discovered that the felines were benefitting from an unexpected ally: intense fires.
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.
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.
Little is known about Borneo's marbled cat (Pardofelis marmorata), so researchers set up camera traps to get a better idea of these felines' population densities.
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.
Feral cats adjust their ranges depending on the greenery of their environment, which reflects the resources available.
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.
Internet cat videos don't just result in major "LOLs," they also deliver significant health benefits, a new study suggests.
A citizen-science project will examine the microbiome of cats' digestive systems, in both house pets and wild animals.
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.