We’re Drawing These Saber-Toothed Cats Wrong

Close your eyes and imagine that you are face to face with a saber-toothed cat. You’ll likely see the long, curved upper canines in your frightened mind – especially ominous because those dagger-shaped teeth remained fully visible even when the cat closed its mouth. At least for a saber-toothed cat species that was one of […]

How Cute Cats Help Spread False Information on the Internet

New Tang Dynasty Television, a station affiliated with the Chinese spiritual movement Falun Gong, posted on Facebook a video of a woman rescuing a stranded baby shark on October 2. Next to the video was a link to subscribe Epoch Times, a newspaper affiliated with Falun Gong that spreads anti-Chinese and right-wing conspiracies. The post […]

How Cute Cats Help Spread False Information on the Internet

New Tang Dynasty Television, a station affiliated with the Chinese spiritual movement Falun Gong, posted on Facebook a video of a woman rescuing a stranded baby shark on October 2. Next to the video was a link to subscribe Epoch Times, a newspaper affiliated with Falun Gong that spreads anti-Chinese and right-wing conspiracies. The post […]

Cats Are Not Much Appreciated. Think again.

Leslie Lyons is a veterinarian and feline geneticist. He is also a cat owner and general cat partisan. “Cats rule. Dogs flow.” This was not the case with research money and interest in the genetics of diseases in cats and dogs, in part because the number of dog breeds offers variation in genetic disorders and […]

Cats Are Better Than Dogs (At Catching Coronavirus)

In the spring of 2020, as the new coronavirus infiltrates the Twin Cities, Hinh Ly couldn’t help but think of cats and dogs. A veterinary and biomedical researcher at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Ly knew that humans were the primary driver of the pandemic. But he also knew that many people love to kiss […]

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