Cat-Specific Music Can Lower Stress-Related Behaviors in Cats Visiting Veterinary Clinic: Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 34 minutes
Adding feline-specific music to veterinary offices as environmental enrichment could provide great value to the cat’s welfare in the clinic, to the client’s comfort... more
The 'purrfect' music for calming cats  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Taking a cat to the vets can be a stressful experience, both for cat and owner. However, a study published in this month's issue of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS) has shown that... more
'Feline grimace scale' published  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When your cat folds back its ears, closes its eyes, puts its whiskers forward or tucks its head between the shoulders, it's most likely a sign that it's feeling pain. But how much pain? more
Veterinary behavior expert demystifyies feline behavior  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
They know their names. We can read their facial expressions, sort of. And some of them really like having us around. These are among the purported findings of recent scientific studies aimed at deciphering the behavior... more
Deconstructing Schrödinger's cat  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Many physicists have attempted to explain the problem of quantum superposition, as exemplified by Schrödinger's cat. Now a French theoretical physicist proposes a novel possible solution, which combines two different approaches and brings in universal gravitation. more
Deconstructing Schrödinger's cat  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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Live Science podcast "Life's Little Mysteries" 3: Mysterious cats  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
In today's episode of Life's Little Mysteries, we'll take a closer look at one of the most puzzling animals on our planet, and one that you may share your home... more
Primate venom sheds light on why so many people suffer cat allergies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Research into the toxin of the world's only venomous primate, the slow loris, is shedding light on the potential origins of the allergic qualities... more
Fecal excretion of PFAS by pets  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are used in a wide range of consumer products, from pizza boxes to carpets to non-stick cookware. Therefore, it's not surprising that these water- and stain-repelling substances are ubiquitous in the... more
How and when spines changed in mammalian evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers compared modern and ancient animals to explore how mammalian vertebrae have evolved into sophisticated physical structures that can carry out multiple functions. The comparison between complex spine of cats, the more... more
Cat with 4 frostbitten paws gets new feet made of titanium  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Dymka the cat suffered severe frostbite in all four paws, but after they were amputated she received new titanium limbs. more
Compulsory cat microchipping is great in theory, but the system is flawed  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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The 'purrfect' music for calming cats
'Feline grimace scale' published
Cat with 4 frostbitten paws gets new feet made of titanium