Physicists propose measure of macroscopicity; Schrodinger's cat scores a 57
Prehistoric climate change due to cosmic crash in Canada: Team reveals cause of global climate shift 12,900 years ago
For the first time, a dramatic global climate shift has been linked to the impact in Quebec of an asteroid or comet, Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues report in a new study. The cataclysmic event ...
Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet
Scientists have unearthed the oldest big cat fossil yet, suggesting the predator—similar to a snow leopard—evolved in Asia and spread out.
How the cheetah got its stripes—a genetic tale
Feral cats in Northern California have enabled researchers to unlock the biological secret behind a rare, striped cheetah found only in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers at the Stanford University ...
Researchers track the secret lives of feral and free-roaming house cats
Researchers (and some cat-owners) wanted to know: What do feral and free-roaming house cats do when they're out of sight? A two-year study offers a first look at the daily lives of these feline paupers and ...
Saber-toothed cats and bear dogs: How they made cohabitation work
(Phys.org)—The fossilized fangs of saber-toothed cats hold clues to how the extinct mammals shared space and food with other large predators 9 million years ago.
The Red Queen was right: We have to run to keep in place
Biologists quote Lewis Carroll when arguing that survival is a constant struggle to adapt and evolve. Is that true, or do groups die out because they experience a run of bad luck? Charles Marshall and Tiago ...
Evidence contradicts idea that starvation caused saber-tooth cat extinction
The latest study of the microscopic wear patterns on the teeth of the American lions and saber-toothed cats that roamed North America in the late Pleistocene found that they were living well off the fat of ...
Schrodinger's Cat Experiment Proposed
Cats versus dogs in the 'drinking' category (w/ video)
Cats in US kill billions of birds, mammals, study finds
Domestic cats in the United States kill up to 3.7 billion birds and as many as 20.7 billion mice, voles and other small mammals each year, biologists estimated on Tuesday.
Study reveals the subtle dynamics underpinning how cats drink (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cat fanciers everywhere appreciate the gravity-defying grace and exquisite balance of their feline friends. But do they know those traits extend even to the way cats lap milk?
Elusive bay cat caught on camera
The world's least known cat has been caught on camera in a previously unsurveyed rainforest by scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Imperial College London.
Smithsonian scientist confirms missing link in big cat evolution
After years of sleuthing for clues about where and when pantherine felids ("big cats") originated, a Smithsonian scientist and an international team of researchers are one step closer to understanding the ...