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The history of the world according to cats (Eva-Maria Geigl, TED-Ed)
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cat : : a carnivorous mammal (Felis catus) long domesticated as a pet and for catching rats and mice — Webster   See also   OneLook


Cat (Felis catus, or Felis silvestris catus, literally “woodland cat”), often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish from other felids and felines, is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal. It is often called house cat when kept as indoor pet or feral/feral domestic cat when wild. It is often valued by humans for companionship and for its ability to hunt vermin. There are more than seventy cat breeds recognized by various cat registries. Cats are similar in anatomy to the other felids, with a strong flexible body, quick reflexes, sharp teeth and retractable claws adapted to killing small prey. — Wikipedia

Cat (Encyclopædia Britannica)

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Mammalogy is the study of mammals – a class of vertebrates with characteristics such as homeothermic metabolism, fur, four-chambered hearts, and complex nervous systems. Mammalogy has also been known as “mastology,” “theriology,” and “therology.” The major branches of mammalogy include natural history, taxonomy and systematics, anatomy and physiology, ethology, ecology, and management. — Wikipedia

Mammalogy (Encyclopædia Britannica)

The Science of Mammalogy (The American Society of Mammalogists)

Cat Health (Cat Fanciers)
Cat Genetics (Cat Fanciers)




DDC: 599.752 Cats (Library Thing)
Subject: Cats (Library Thing)

Subject: Cats (Open Library)

Subject: Cats (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: QL 737.C23 Cats (Library of Congress)
Subject: Cats (Library of Congress)

Subject: Cats (WorldCat)




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Cats News -- ScienceDaily Cat news. Read about household contaminants affecting cats, allergies to cats and more. Also find stories on lions, tigers and leopards.

  • Economics trump environment to save big cats, say...
    on January 24, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    Rapid economic growth has pushed rare species of big carnivores to the brink of extinction, but ecologists have suggested our appetite to once again live alongside big cats is increasing.

  • Cat locomotion could unlock better human spinal...
    on January 10, 2023 at 12:16 am

    Cats always land on their feet, but what makes them so agile? Their unique sense of balance has more in common with humans than it may appear. Researchers are studying cat locomotion to better understand how the spinal cord works to help humans with partial spinal cord damage walk and maintain balance.

  • A deep red, cranberry-tinted lipstick that's also...
    on December 16, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    Lipstick can be a confidence booster, enhance a costume and keep lips from chapping. But sharing a tube with a friend or family member can also spread infections. To develop a version with antimicrobial properties, researchers have added cranberry extract to the formulation. Their deep red cream quickly inactivates disease-causing viruses, bacteria and a fungus that come in contact with it.

  • Smilodon's sabre teeth
    on December 8, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    Researchers have tested the biting efficiency of Smilodon, an extinct species of carnivore close to the extant felines. Using high-precision 3D scans and simulation methods, the team has just revealed how these animals managed to bite despite the impressive length of their teeth.

  • Parasite may create risk-taking wolves in...
    on December 5, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    New research suggests that a common parasite associated with cats turns Yellowstone National Park wolves into risk takers, who when infected are much more likely to disperse across the landscape and become pack leaders. - latest science and technology news stories internet news portal provides the latest news on science including: Physics, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Space Science, Earth Science, Environment, Health and Medicine.

  • What is heartworm and how can you protect your...
    on January 30, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    It's possible to prevent heartworms in many of your furry friends—dogs, cats and ferrets, specifically.

  • Researchers find ways to improve the storage time...
    on January 26, 2023 at 9:42 pm

    An international team of scientists have demonstrated a leap in preserving the quantum coherence of quantum dot spin qubits as part of the global push for practical quantum networks and quantum computers.

  • Threatened red fox pops up south of Yosemite,...
    on January 26, 2023 at 9:23 pm

    The sleek and tenacious Sierra Nevada red fox—once thought to have disappeared from the mountain range that bears its name—has been detected near the eastern boundary of Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks.

  • India to get more than 100 cheetahs from S.Africa
    on January 26, 2023 at 9:10 pm

    South Africa said Thursday that it had reached a deal to transfer more than 100 cheetahs to India as part of an ambitious project to reintroduce the spotted cats in the south Asian country.

  • First report of rare cat discovered on Mt. Everest
    on January 26, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    Findings from a new paper published in Cat News have identified the first ever report of Pallas's cat on Mount Everest, in the Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal. This groundbreaking finding is a result of the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition, the most comprehensive single scientific expedition to the mountain in history.



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