Parasite needs chemical (lipid/nutrient) in cat intestines for sex  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Toxoplasma gondii is a microbial parasite that infects humans and but needs cats to complete its full life cycle. New research shows why: the sexual phase of the parasite's life... more
Hush, baby -- the dog is whimpering!  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
We are all familiar with the sounds of a cat or dog vying for human attention, and for pet-owners, these sounds are particularly evocative. Dog sounds are especially sad to both cat and dog... more
More than 2,300 tigers killed and trafficked this century: report  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
More than 2,300 endangered tigers have been killed and illegally trafficked since the turn of the century, according to a report published Tuesday, urging more action to protect... more
A brush with a notorious cat, my rabies education and the big bill that followed  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
I was just petting an orange tabby cat in my Falls Church, Va., neighborhood, a cat I’d never... more
Is scruffing the best way to handle an upset cat?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Many of us were taught that "scruffing" a cat—or grabbing the animal by the loose skin at the back of the neck—is not only an effective mode of... more
Rare antelopes and black cats  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Numerous large mammals have been documented with video traps on Mount Kilimanjaro by researchers. The protected areas of the mountain are of tremendous importance for the biodiversity of this animal group. more
Rare antelopes and black cats  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tanzania is home to an elusive antelope species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. According to the Red List, it can be classified as endangered. The first photograph of one of these antelopes was taken... more
Schrödinger's cat with 20 qubits  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Dead or alive, left-spinning or right-spinning—in the quantum world particles such as the famous analogy of Schrödinger's cat can be all these things at the same time. An international team, including researchers from several leading American universities, together... more
Flame retardant may cause hyperthyroidism in cats  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An epidemic of cats with hyperthyroidism may be explained by exposure to a chemical contained in flame retardants commonly found in furniture, according to an Oregon State University study. more
Schrödinger's cat with 20 qubits  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Dead or alive, left-spinning or right-spinning -- in the quantum world particles such as the famous analogy of Schrödinger's cat can be all these things at the same time. An international team, together with experts from Forschungszentrum Jülich,... more
Generation and manipulation of Schrödinger cat states in Rydberg atom arrays  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Quantum entanglement involving coherent superpositions of macroscopically distinct states is among the most striking features of quantum theory, but its realization is challenging because such states... more
Generation of multicomponent atomic Schrödinger cat states of up to 20 qubits  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Multipartite entangled states are crucial for numerous applications in quantum information science. However, the generation and verification of multipartite entanglement on fully controllable and... more
Investigating alternatives to opioids for dogs in pain  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Opioids are among the most effective pain relievers in dogs and cats, but amid the U.S. opioid crisis it has become much more difficult for animal hospitals to access these drugs. This,... more
Measurements induce a phase transition in entangled systems  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Many famous experiments have shown that the simple act of observing a quantum system can change the properties of the system. This phenomenon, called the "observer effect," appears, for example, when Schrödinger's... more
Cat causes carnage in rare seabird colony  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Ph.D. student Claire Greenwell from Murdoch University's Harry Butler Institute helped to establish the successful Fairy Tern colony in Mandurah, South-Western Australia, resulting in a thriving colony containing 111 nests by late November 2018. more
Captive lion breeding in South Africa: the case for a total ban  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new report by global NGO, World Animal Protection, provides a damning indictment on the captive predator breeding industry. Big cats are being bred... more
Thanks to science, parasite can have sex in mice, not just cats  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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Giving cats food with an antibody may help people with cat allergies  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 weeks
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Aussie drug offers hope for stamping out wombat-killing disease  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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