Friday, January 06, 2006

Article: Cats and Evolution

From the NY Times:

Researchers have gained a major insight into the evolution of cats by showing how they migrated to new continents and developed new species as sea levels rose and fell.

About nine million years ago - two million years after the cat family first appeared in Asia - these successful predators invaded North America by crossing the Beringian land bridge connecting Siberia and Alaska, a team of geneticists writes in the journal Science today.

If cats are still evolving, who knows what form they will take next?

Cat Evolution

I, for one, welcome our new kitty overlords.

Also, I'd like to point out that the actual cat in the above picture is taken directly from the NY Times article. And from the looks of it, its in the clothes dryer. I don't know why, but for some reason people think its cute when kittens attempt to commit suicide - harassing the dog, playing with the lawn mower, jumping from stair wells, getting into the dryer, fireplace, or microwave, etc. Just saying.
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