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I believe the biggest problems most cats face today are boredom, inactivity, and obesity. Think about it. We've taken a species whose ancestors spent countless hours each day procuring enough food to survive and moved them indoors with near continuous access to food that doesn't try to escape from them. Is it any wonder so many cats are fat and a touch neurotic? Credit: Edwin Lee / Flickr The solution to these interrelated problems lies in promoting the activity that every cat enjoys - hunting. No, I'm not advocating that we all let our cats outdoors (local wildlife would not be appreciative) or introduce a mischief of mice into our homes, but we can make some simple changes that support a...

Cats and dogs both lap up liquids with their tongues, but new research describes in detail why dogs are inherently sloppier drinkers. Credit: Getty Creative The findings also help to explain why large, hefty dogs produce more backsplash mess than tinier ones. This and more related info was discussed today during the presentation "How dogs drink water," made at the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting held in San Francisco. PHOTOS: The Earliest Dogs If the topic seems familiar, it's because the research team has been analyzing pet drinking habits for a while. "Three years ago, we studied how cats drink," Sunny Jung, an assistant professor at Virginia Tech, said ...

Daily GIFs: November 25, 2014

Getting through the day can be tough, but you know what makes it easier? Adorable GIFs. Check out these furry mini-flicks floating around the Internet. It's probably the cutest way to waste time and wait for the weekend. 1. "You got this, bro." 2. "The floor is lava!" 3. "Sea Hawk to base. I'm in. What's next?" 4. "Hold still, I'm going to jump over you!" 5. "Where did you hide my catnip?" Share this on Facebook? Get another dose of adorable animals:...

I have an unusual fascination with the concept of medicine as both an art and a science. Superficially, the two disciplines have little to do with each other. Where medicine is sterile, factual, statistical, and specific, art is paradoxically relaxed, fluid, and imaginative. Credit: Thinkstock The role for creativity in the mind of a doctor is limited. We are thinkers and memorizers of minutia. Artists are thoughtful and philosophical. The proverbial war of the left brained versus the right brained prevails. The ancient Greek physician Hippocrates is credited with being the first to truly separate medical science from religion and philosophy, based on his belief that disease was not a pun...