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Your cat isn’t totally ignoring you – really!

Cats may try to hide their true feelings, but a recent study found that cats do actually pay attention to their owners, distinguishing them from all other people.<p>The study, which will be published in the July issue of Animal Cognition, is one of the few to examine the cat/human social dynamic from …

Pets

Fewer Chimpanzees Will Be Used in U.S. Research

Government cites ethics, new technologies as reasons for shift.<p><b>The number of chimpanzees in U.S. government-funded research will be substantially reduced under a new set of principles and criteria, the</b> <b>National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today.</b><p>Francis Collins, director of the NIH, cited …

Chimpanzees

Dead as a dodo? There's life in this old bird yet

Malgosia Novak-Kemp lifts the lid and there in the shoe-box-like container, nestled on a bed of tissue paper, are the grizzled remains of a …

Paleontology

Zebrafish muscles expose key issue of CMT disease - Futurity

U. SHEFFIELD (UK) — Zebrafish—an animal capable of mending its own heart—could hold the key …

Disease

Mystery Animal Contest: Who Is This Fuzzy Leaf-Muncher?

Guess the species (either common or Linnaean) by tweeting at us--we're @PopSci--and get your name listed right here! Plus eternal glory, obviously. Update: We have a winner!<p>So, here are the rules: To answer, follow us on Twitter and tweet at us with the hashtag #mysteryanimal. For example:<p><b>Hey</b> …

FYI: Does The Komodo Dragon Really Kill With A Bacteria-Filled Bite?

Surprising facts about the world's largest lizard.<p>Based on a single observational study from the 1970s, published in 1981 by biologist Walter Auffenberg, we've long assumed that Komodo dragons cause fatal infections in their prey by gifting prey with scary bacteria that lives in the mouths of the …