Jessica A. Weiss

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Does Your Cat Need a Friend? Benefits of Adopting a Second Kitty and What to Consider

From their purr to their fur, there’s something so soothing about cats. So why do so many people stick to only having one cat and no more? Yes, …

Howard Stern, cat whisperer? Shock jock, wife foster 50 kitties

Radio show host Howard Stern is known for his brash on-air personality, but his wife revealed the shock jock actually has a much softer side — as a cat lover.<p>While chatting with Hoda and Kathie Lee about hosting the Hallmark Channel’s upcoming “Kitten Bowl,” Beth Stern admitted that she and her …

Cats vs. Kids

<b>How many pets can one couple afford if they plan to have kids?</b><p>"So we might get Oliver a 'sex change,'" I told my friend and jogging partner Jowita (yo-VEE-ta).<p>We were running up a hill in sweltering summer, trying to sprint to the top.<p>"Stop trying to make me laugh," she said, racing ahead of me.<p>But …

An East Bay Cat Cafe; Super Bowl Takeout; Trick Dog Is One Year In; Joe's Cable Car Closes; More!

<i>Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF editor Allie Pape shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.</i><p>A Japanese cat cafe. [Photo: feline_dacat/Flickr]<p><b>OAKLAND</b>—Hot on the heels of SF's recently announced first cat cafe, KitTea, Oakland is getting a cat cafe as well: Cat Town. It'll be a …

5 NOAH Photos with Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, and Jennifer Connelly

Paul Walker Tribute Video

Better Know a Plague: Bed Bugs

Here, I unveil an Our Modern Plagues series, which was inspired by Stephen Colbert’s recurring segment Better Know a District. My version—Better Know a Plague—will introduce you to a plague-like critter every month or two, whether it is something we really need to worry about or whether it’s just a …

Insects

Is Your Pee The Right Color? [Infographic]

A helpful guide to urine appearance<p>Several times a day, human bodies release a stream of data about internal health. Unfortunately, the data comes analog, and so isn't immediately accessible as useful information. Now an infographic from the Cleveland Clinic offers a helpful breakdown of urine …

NASA Detects Water on Five Planets

NASA’s Hubble Telescope has discovered signs of water vapor on five Jupiter-sized planets outside the solar system.<p>But the fiery planets are not …

New Take On an Ancient Mystery: How Earth Got its Moon

<b>Correction appended Dec. 4, 2013</b><p>It’s a general rule in science that the more you know about some aspect of the natural world, the better you …

Putting The Pet Pathogen Paradox Into Perspective

With the Holiday Season in full swing, many families will turn not to the tried and true tradition of inviting a new addition to the family. Pets are considered to be a popular choice amongst many developed countries and the benefits to owners have been well documented. There is even hope that pet …

Pets

Researchers push for more funding as dementia cases rise

The number of people living with dementia around the world is now estimated at 44 million, or up 22% from three years ago, according to a report …

3 NASA Astronauts Who May Have Seen UFOs

Buzz Aldrin<p><i>(NASA)</i><p>In a 2005 interview with Science Channel, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin seemed to say he saw an unidentified flying object (UFO) that followed …

Bugs and Spiders Disguised as Poop, Leaves, and Each Other

Insects and spiders wear the best, most elaborate costumes around. Better, even, than Lady Gaga and her cracked-out impersonations of futuristic …

Astronomers discover planet that shouldn’t be there

The discovery of a giant planet orbiting its star at 650 times the average Earth-sun distance has astronomers puzzled over how such a strange system …

Universe

Mark Wahlberg says his Wahlburgers show will surprise people, just like ‘Ted’ did.

From our extensive research, we already know that Wahlburgers is a restaurant co-owned by Mark Wahlberg, and that a “Smahlburger with Wahlsauce and Government Cheese” is something that you can actually order there (seriously). We also know that a reality show about the restaurant is coming to A&E. …

Ancient Human Genes Cause New Confusion For Science

When Matthias Meyer began studying the ancient DNA in the 400,000 year old fossils he found in the Sima de los Huesos, or Pit of Bones cave, deep …

Beyoncé Sings Beautiful Tribute Of 'I Will Always Love You' For Paul Walker

While at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA Beyoncé dedicated a performance of 'I Will Always Love You' and her hit "Halo" to the late Paul Walker.<p>Walker passed away in a car accident November 30 in Santa Clarita.<p>Beyoncé is currently on her Mrs. Carter World Tour.<p>Listen to it below:

How sleep makes your mind more creative

It’s a tried and tested technique used by writers and poets, but can psychology explain why first moments after waking can be among our most imaginative?<p>It is 6.06am and I’m typing this in my pyjamas. I awoke at 6.04am, walked from the bedroom to the study, switched on my computer and got to work …

University of California

Michael C Hall: 'People say, "Oh Dexter, please kill me!"'

After eight years of seeing his face reflected in a knife blade across the buses of Los Angeles and New York, in his role as blood-spatter analyst/serial killer Dexter Morgan, Michael C Hall is finding it nice to talk about a different character.<p>His role in the beat generation drama Kill Your …

2013's Most Popular Songs In Epic One Video

Now even if you're not an avid fan of the music of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber you have to appreciate the incredible editing skills on …

Oldest ever human DNA found in Spain, raises new questions about evolution

<i>Artist's interpretation of the human ancestors who lived near Sima de los Huesos.</i><p>A fossil discovered in a Spanish cave has given researchers the oldest human DNA found to date. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, the DNA comes from a femur bone and is believed to be around 400,000 years old. But while …

Excessive Grooming in Cats

The medical name for excessive grooming is psychogenic alopecia. It happens when a cat's normal licking activity crosses over into an obsessive behavior.<p>Excessive grooming is one of the most common compulsive disorders in cats.<p><b>Excessive Grooming Often Starts as a Displacement Behavior</b><p>Psychogenic …

Pets

Do Cats Control My Mind?

New neuroscience research says that Toxo—the cysts in our brains from cats—can improve our self-control. For the 30 percent of people who have this infection, it's about more than promiscuity, schizophrenia, and car crashes.<p>“It is definitely not smart to intentionally infect yourself. I’ve already …

Groups Working to Feed Homeless Cats And Dogs

Homeward Pet Adoption Center has joined forces with Doggy Haven Resort to help feed homeless cats and dogs in the community.<p>Simply drop off dog or …

Best iPad apps for cats: Pocket Pond 2, Magic Piano, Paint for Cats, and more!

The very best iPad apps to keep cats, and their owners, entertained for hours on end!<p>If you own an iPad <i>and</i> a cat, I bet you're guilty of searching …

How Cats Show They Love You

01 of 12<p>The most obvious and common way cats show their happiness and love is through purring. Cats seem to have a special little motor inside them …