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    Astrophysics November 15, 2021
  • Anxious cats just want real cuddles from their human

    Scent alone just isn’t enough for kitties with separation anxiety.

    Anxious cats aren’t comforted by the scent of their absent human alone.  It just reminds them that their human is gon...

    Animals September 18, 2021
  • Cats love it but mozzies don’t

    Scientists reveal why catnip is a potent insect repellent.

    At the risk of becoming the Pied Piper of cats, you could use the garden herb catnip as a non-toxic insect repellent ...

    Nature March 5, 2021
  • Herding cats

    The right food and a little fun could stop your cute kitty hunting wildlife.

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    Animals February 12, 2021
  • Catnip steers mozzies off moggies

    Catnip chemical attracts cats and appears to repel mosquitoes.

    Seen your cat rolling around in catnip (Nepeta cataria) or silver vine (Actinidia polygama)? Your furry friend might ...

    Animals January 22, 2021
  • Can cat genes explain their nine lives?

    Maybe not, but they can help unravel genomic mutations.

    Move over human genomic medicine – scientists are now getting closer to gene therapy for felines, thanks to an Abyssi...

    Animals October 24, 2020
  • House that feline

    Pet cats are just as destructive as feral ones.

    As if Australians need someone to remind them of the danger to wildlife of Felis catus – the domestic cat. CSIRO P...

    Animals March 13, 2020
  • Your cat could just be playing hard to get

    They bond more with humans than we thought.

    Cats might seem aloof, but new research shows they become just as attached to their humans as dogs and even children....

    Animals September 23, 2019
  • Conversation

    How to stroke a cat

    The social shift in human-cat relations.

    Many of us will have experienced that super friendly cat who seems to love being stroked one minute, only to bite or ...

    Animals July 26, 2019
  • In cat breeds, behaviour is inherited

    Different types of cat have predictable ways of behaving.

    Different breeds of cat behave in different ways, and nearly half of those differences are inherited, new research fr...

    Animals June 17, 2019
  • Don't be fooled, cats know their names

    Research finds cats can recognise their names among other words.

    We now know that cats are indeed ignoring us when they don’t respond to our calls. Japanese researchers have confirm...

    Animals April 4, 2019
  • Cats or rats? Rats win in NY hands down

    Contrary to myth, alley cats are hopeless at catching rats.

    Feral cats fail to fulfil their role as rat controllers in New York City, new research reveals. Cats (Felis catus) ar...

    Animals September 27, 2018
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