Feral cats' hunting abilities make them particularly effective predators, even when prey see them

Prey can spot cats more often than other similar predators, but that doesn't save them

Why did ancient cats begin hanging around humans?

New research suggests they had a taste for the rodents we attracted

My cat's coat is mostly white with dark tabby patches. What's going on?

A researcher uses a tweetorial to figure out the underlying genetics for their cat's coat

Cats communicate with the help of bacteria living in their butts

KittyBiome researchers want to study the cat microbiome to improve health and understand scent-based communication

cat face closeup

The unique chemistry of cats' guts make them the perfect host for Toxoplasma gondii

This information might allow Toxoplasma researchers to switch from lab cats to lab rats

Cats are like tiny, judgmental camels

Hailing from the desert, cats sneer in the face of heatwaves