Ever wonder what makes your cat knead you incessantly or knock over anything in reach at 4 a.m.? Dive into the science behind some of your feline friend’s weirdest behavior, from why an empty box is irresistible to what makes catnip send them to the moon.
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“Vision has evolved to answer questions having to do with boundaries and contours.”
Scientists say this one weird trick will make a cat like you, or at least not be so repulsed by you.
Cats love to knock stuff over and push things off tables, which can lead to a lot of broken items. Are they mean-spirited goblins that hate your stuff? Sort of—but not exactly. Here’s the truth about this annoying behavior and how you can prevent it.
They do what they want, all the time—and can teach us a lot about how to live in the present, be content and learn from our experience.
Although cats are evolved for night-time activity, during domestication they have adapted to human lifestyles. There’s plenty you can do to try and get your cat to stop waking you in the wee hours.
Ars chats with physicist Greg Gbur about his book, Falling Felines and Fundamental Physics.
Scientists confirm that slow blinks are an effective way to connect with a cat.
It’s not what you think.
Does whispering “pspspsps” trigger some deep-seated evolutionary response in your cat? Here’s what feline experts think the noise means.
Domestic felines distinguish between their monikers and similar-sounding words, research shows.
The possibilities of pigmentation are endless.