Cats With Plague, Coffee in Trouble: Stories You Might Have Missed This Week
Global warming could affect your coffee buzz, Antarctic ice is fast disappearing, and cats in Wyoming are catching the bubonic plague.
Cats in the Crosshairs: How to Confront the Problem of Feral Felines
Conservationists can never perfectly manage an ecosystem, but this is a problem that's creating an obvious ecological imbalance and should—and can—be addressed.
Objects That Matter: The Bird-Saving Collar
Vigilantes who hunt down feral cats run up against animal-cruelty laws and social norms; one Texas veterinarian sparked outrage after she bragged on Facebook about killing what she thought was a feral tomcat with a bow and arrow.
My Demons and My Dog and This Anxiety and That Noise
Anxiety is clearest when it’s loud—and most dangerous when it’s quiet.
Study: Relationship Between Man and Cat May Be Older Than We Think
Remains suggest cats may have been domesticated in Egypt 5,700 years ago.
Nope, That's a Puma, Not a Wildcat, Panther, or Mountain Lion
The large, wild cat native to North America goes by many names—wildcat, catamount, panther, mountain lion—but, technically, none of those are correct. How do we have such varied interpretations of an animal we rarely still interact with?
The Original Cat Ladies: Cat Imagery in the Suffrage Movement
How—and why—cats were so often used to portray suffragettes as silly, infantile, incompetent, and ill-suited to political engagement during the women's suffrage movement in the United States.
Survey: Americans Love Dogs, Are Frightened by Snakes
The results of a recent survey show that Americans prefer dogs over cats—but they still do not understand the gravity of the feline threat.