Escape from demolishing fire proves that cats have nine lives

Legend says that cats have nine lives. Science says that's superstition based on uncanny reflexes and amazing flexibility. Whatever. Looking at this video of the fire of the Towers Hotel—a historic hotel in Dauphin, Manitoba—I'm saying nine damn lives and scientists can go poop in a litter box for all I care. » 9/22/14 6:53pm 9/22/14 6:53pm

Architects Designed These Intricate Cat Shelters Because Cats

Cat folks know their precious furball deserves the very best, but feral kitties are often left to fend for themselves. So FixNation, a non-profit dedicated to spaying and neutering street felines, commissioned a group of LA-based architects to design custom outdoor accommodations for an event raising awareness—and… » 9/17/14 2:23pm 9/17/14 2:23pm

Solar Power Company Wants to Make Up For Frying Birds By Neutering Cats

A few months ago, Sploid reported on an unsettling consequence of running the world's largest solar plant. The 350,000 mirrors bounce sunlight back towards the atmosphere with such intensity that it basically creates a giant death ray. The poor little birds that pass by don't stand a chance—they get scorched in midair. » 8/18/14 11:16am 8/18/14 11:16am

How a Cat Poop Parasite Could Help Scientists Beat Cancer

This week, a team of researchers at Dartmouth announced an exciting, if terribly disgusting, medical discovery. A single-celled parasite usually found in cats' intestines—and later in their poop—shows unique promise as a cancer treatment. The researchers even think the parasite could enable them to create personalized… » 7/17/14 7:11pm 7/17/14 7:11pm

A Rain-Detecting Automatic Pet Door That Keeps Them Inside and Dry

On one hand, having a pet door installed means you don't have to wake up at the crack of dawn to let your dog or cat out. But on the other hand, it also gives your pet access to a possibly wet and muddy yard whenever they want. Which is why the Petwalk automatic pet door can be programmed to only open during specific… » 3/11/14 1:40pm 3/11/14 1:40pm

Humans create cat werewolves—and they're very cute and very spooky

I don't know what to think about this. I don't like breeders and I don't like cats, but these spooky lycoi cats are something else. A cat that looks like a werewolf and, according to its Tennessee-based human creators, acts like a dog. I have to admit they are quite cute in their freaky ugliness. Like a reverse evil… » 2/14/14 1:53am 2/14/14 1:53am