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Friday Catblogging: Cat Listens to Mahler

Kyle Macdonald writes This cat listening to Mahler is basically all of us: All Mahler superfans will know that one of his Adagios can elicit a huge range of emotions. But we’re happy to say there’s no need for a detailed analysis of the rates of harmonic change and cadential tension (though we have that too), because…

A Rare Look Inside the Secret Lives of Cougar Families

Scientists studying wild cougars, also known as mountain lions, in northwest Wyoming have been given a glimpse into the secret, snuggling social lives of the big cats’ families. A recent den study conducted by Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project analyzed the comings and goings of hard-working and affectionate mountain lion mothers using motion-triggered video cameras and collars that track the cats’…

Friday Catblogging: Cat Mummies

Amanda Erickson reports Archaeologists have discovered dozens of cat mummies in an ancient Egyptian tomb: On Saturday, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities announced that a team of archaeologists had uncovered dozens of mummified cats, along with 100 wooden cat statues and a bronze bust of Bastet, the ancient Egyptian goddess of cats. The artifacts, found in a tomb…