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

New Monopoly Cat Token Review: Me-Ow

You may remember that earlier this year Monopoly announced its plans to sacrifice one of America's beloved tokens in favor of adding some new blood. But it was ok! Because they were letting us (the internet) choose which icon of our childhood to kill and which hot young thing to replace it with. Given the options of a… » 8/28/13 12:00pm 8/28/13 12:00pm

Solar-Powered Cat Toy Taunts Your Feline Forever

If you'd rather your cats weren't shredding the furniture to pieces while you're away at work all day, you need a steady source of distraction to keep them occupied. And as long as you've got at least one window in your home, this solar-powered cat toy will keep them entertained and out of trouble. Mostly. » 5/10/13 12:40pm 5/10/13 12:40pm

The Science of Why Cats Do the Things Cats Do

Here's everything you need to know about the Internet's favorite animal: cats. All the things you ever wondered about your furry friend? Right here. ASAP Science explains why they like catnip, how they can always fall on their feet, why they purr and how their eyes work. Did you know they spend 85% of the day doing… » 4/03/13 11:30pm 4/03/13 11:30pm

Felix Baumgartner's Got Nothing on This Free-Falling Kitty

We'll never know whether this Siamese cat was attempting to set freefall records for its species or engaging in a dramatic feline suicide attempt when it jumped from the top of this Colombian communications tower. But we do know that firefighters were on hand to catch it in a net before it hit the ground. Well done,… » 12/31/12 9:53am 12/31/12 9:53am