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COVID-19 in cats and dogs is likely acquired directly from infected humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A recent study from Japan available reveals how almost all cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among domestic animals can be linked to their owners... more
What information is coded in bird alarm calls—a new study from Korea  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Have you seen small birds nervously jumping up and down the branches and calling at a cat in a park? For a long time,... more
Study shows cats can harbor SARS-CoV-2 without any symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A recent paper from Spanish researchers at the Hospital Universitario San Pedro-CIBIR, available on the medRxiv* preprint server, suggests that cats may act as asymptomatic dispersers of severe acute respiratory... more
Rich and poor don't recover equally from epidemics: Rebuilding fairly is a global challenge  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Since the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, disaster recovery plans are almost always framed with aspirational plans to "build back... more
New study reveals Europe's earliest house mouse—followed swiftly by the house cat  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists have discovered that the house mouse invaded European homes 2,500 years earlier than previously thought. more
Why cats have more lives than dogs when it comes to snakebite  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Cats are twice as likely to survive a venomous snakebite than dogs, and the reasons behind this strange phenomenon have just been revealed. The... more
Why cats have more lives than dogs when it comes to snakebite  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Cats are twice as likely to survive a venomous snakebite than dogs, and the reasons behind this strange phenomenon have been revealed by University... more
One of the world's smallest cats chirps like a wee bird, first-ever audio recording reveals  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The voice of a Chilean wild cat called a güiña, the smallest wild cat in the Western Hemisphere,... more
Women are getting less research done than men during this coronavirus pandemic  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Before COVID-19, I used to spend a lot of time feeling like the Cat in The Cat in the Hat. I was holding a... more
Bizarre new species discovered... on Twitter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
While many of us use social media to be tickled silly by cat videos or wowed by delectable cakes, others use them to discover new species. Included in the latter group are researchers from the University... more
Study confirms cats can become infected with and may transmit COVID-19 to other cats  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists report that in the laboratory, cats can readily become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and may... more
Lock up your pet, it's a killing machine  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
We know feral cats are an enormous problem for wildlife—across Australia, feral cats collectively kill more than three billion animals per year. more
Cats can readily become infected with SARS-CoV-2, confirms study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In a study published today (May 13, 2020) in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists in the U.S. and Japan report that in the laboratory, cats can readily become... more
Study finds no evidence of COVID-19 virus transmitting from cats to humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Three cats infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 spread the virus to three other cats in a lab study published in The New... more
The evolutionary origins of the cat attractant nepetalactone in catnip  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Catnip or catmint (Nepeta spp.) is a flowering plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae) famed for its ability to attract cats. This phenomenon is caused by the compound... more
How a mint became catmint  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Catmint, also known as catnip, is well-known for its intoxicating effect on cats. The chemical responsible for the cats' strange behavior is nepetalactone, a volatile iridoid produced by catmint. An international team of researchers has now found through... more
Indian tigers find lockdown grrreat  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
With the humans of West Bengal under virus lockdown, tigers in the Sundarbans mangrove forest in the eastern Indian state are coming out to play, with park rangers Thursday reporting a jump in sightings of the big cats. more
Are feral cats biting off more than they can chew?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers from Murdoch University have revealed that even small stray and feral cats take on large and difficult-to-handle prey. And it's posing a risk to native wildlife populations. more
Cat coronavirus drug shows promise for treatment of COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
“They are strong drug candidates for the treatment of human coronavirus infections because they have already been successful in animals (cats),” writes the team. “The work here lays the framework... more
Thousands of miles of planned Asian roads threaten the heart of tiger habitat  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Nearly 15,000 miles of new Asian roads will be built in tiger habitat by mid-century, deepening the big cat's extinction risk and... more
Thousands of miles of planned Asian roads threaten the heart of tiger habitat  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Nearly 15,000 miles of new Asian roads will be built in tiger habitat by mid-century, deepening the big cat's extinction risk and... more
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