April 18, 2013 Dog owners have similar germs growing on their skin: a signature blend of bacteria from canines' tongues and paws. Scientists couldn't find an analogous signature for cat owners. Perhaps cats are just being selfish.
February 3, 2013 Murderous cats are in the headlines this week. Commentator and cat-rescuer Barbara J. King questions the reliability of the new, extreme cat-killer statistics, which appear in a "meta-study" that she says makes some questionable assumptions.
January 24, 2013 The habits of migrating whales, birds, and insects all yield key data for the science of animal navigation. But as commentator Barbara J. King explains, Holly the housecat's 200-mile journey back home has left scientists puzzled
September 20, 2012 Different lineages of cat with the same coloration got their looks in unique ways. The genetic variants that determine those patterns come from different mutations in the same genes. And that has some scientists thinking there may be more to the genes than meets the eye.
August 13, 2012 It was quite a surprise when a cat dropped into a classroom. The video will remind those who watch The Office of what happened to Angela's cat Bandit when there was a fire drill. Check out that video too.
August 8, 2012 An artist at a Seattle hospital turned a teenage leukemia patient's room into an art installation using nearly 2,000 photos of cats solicited through social media. "In the hospital, you feel cut off," says the patient. "So the photos made me feel like I was part of the world again."
July 2, 2012 A study of more than 45,000 women in Denmark finds an association between suicide attempts and infection with a common parasite. The findings don't prove the parasite is the cause, but they add more evidence to a hypothesis that's been gaining momentum.
June 14, 2012 For commentator Barbara J. King, it's one thing to study the ins and outs of animal emotion as part of her day job. It's quite another when she shares up-close the emotions expressed by some of the 26 cats, including strays and ferals, under her care.
March 13, 2012 Filling out a bracket for the NCAA men's basketball tournament doesn't have to be grueling. With the lessons in this simple guide, you might even be able to fill out a bracket better than a pair of lazy cats.
January 7, 2012 Why would a cat crave mushrooms? A scientist says it's the umami. Though cats can't taste sweetness like people can, they are aces at sniffing out the amino acids that signal protein-rich foods.
March 2, 2011 A first-of-its kind video of "nature's most elusive big cat" has emerged. The Sumatran Sundaland clouded leopard was given its own distinct species label in 2007.
May 21, 2010 We review Sushi Cat, a dumb but wonderful online game.