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What’s Up With That: Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much?

What’s Up With That: Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much? | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
What are we to make of the strange gravitational pull that empty boxes have on cats?
The post What’s Up With That: Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much? appeared first on WIRED.
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This Is How Cats See the World - Wired

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This Is How Cats See the World
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Scientists used to think cats were dichromats — able to only see two colors — but they're not, exactly.
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How lapping canine tongues create columns of liquid, allowing them to gulp down water

How lapping canine tongues create columns of liquid, allowing them to gulp down water | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
If you've ever watched a dog drink water, you know that it can be a sloshy, spilly, splashy affair—in other words, adorable.
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excerpt: "Behind all of the happy, wet messes, however, lies the mechanical logic of carnivorous compensation—dogs splash when they drink because they have the cheeks of a predatory quadruped. By studying the drinking habits of various dog breeds and sizes, a group of researchers at Virginia Tech and Purdue University has recently identified and modeled the fluid dynamics at play when dogs drink water."

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