Why a cat always lands on its feet

This is the first live cat recorded on film, and it’s being dropped to solve a physics problem: Why do cats always land on their feet? It’s a question that was driving 19th-century scientists nuts. Until one of them used an unexpected tool to solve the mystery: a camera. Étienne-Jules Marey was an obsessive scientist […]

Why people are buying cartoon cats on the blockchain

When I show you what I’m holding, some of you might see a simple cartoon. Some of you might see a complex piece of engineering. You’d both be right. Meet Genesis, the first Cryptokitty. She’s not alone. All of a sudden, cryptokitties are everywhere. “Cryptokitties” “Cryptokitties” “The viral blockchain-based game that sparked a global craze […]

Your Brain On Kittens | Inverse

– Ah! (electric guitar rock music) Domestic cats, or Felis silvestris catus, if you fancy, are thought to have domesticated themselves thousands of years ago in the Near East. That’s right, domesticated themselves. Early cats discovered that being around humans enhanced their own survival, so they changed their own behavior to co-exist with people. Now, […]