Sometimes you just have to dress kittens up in tiny little monster and insect outfits and send them into space. It's for the good of science fiction as an art form, and let's face it, the good of us all.
When cats drink, they never splash or make a mess. It turns out there's a solid scientific reason for that. As a group of MIT engineers discovered, feline lapping requires a finely-tuned mastery of fluid dynamics.
The "cat scare" is a subcategory of the well-known "jump scare" in horror and science fiction, when our heroes are looking for the Big Bad but find a screaming kitty instead. Do you know where these cat scares come from?
This tiny Russian kitten is named Luntik, and he's got four ears. I'm pretty sure his mutant power is cuteness - just look at that ridiculous tongue!
Surgeons have grafted bone-like metal prostheses onto the legs of a cat who lost its feet in a horrible accident. Now Oscar can walk again. Cat lovers may want tissues at the ready - things are about to get heartwarming.
This is the sort of thing that cats do when they are certain that humans aren't watching. They dress up in bunny suits, commit crimes, and hold secret meetings in snowy glades to divide up the loot.
An iconic creature from Hayao Miyazaki's legendary animated movie My Neighbor Totoro is the cat bus - a giant, flying cat whose belly is a soft, purring cab for riders. Now Nucleus Gallery is showcasing cat bus inspired art.
Is there anything more awesome than a cat with a bat'leth? If so, we don't want to know. The two biggest non-porn components of the Internet are Star Trek and cats. Combine the two, and it's like matter and cattymatter!
Mimicking Marco Brambilla's dancing Hitlers video mural, this is a staggering visual representation of the entire internet. It may be missing some nakedness and a few more cats, but it's still pretty astounding in high resolution.
Known for his eerie, haunting photographs of animals, Giacomo Brunelli is one of the few artists whose pictures reveal why cats have been represented as evil beasts in so many fantasy stories. Our gallery showcases his fiendish felines.
This kitten is a rare genetic/cyborg experiment that poses a simple question. What would happen if cats could hear radio waves and receive data via microwave in their ears?
A camera controlled by a motion sensor has lived alone on a hillside in Afghanistan for months. At last, it sensed movement. And snapped a photo, which turned out to be this lovely shot of the rare, shy snow leopard.
Techno-utopians and cats rejoice - the greatest minds in radiator design have figured out where your cat will sleep on those icy-cold trips between the stars.
Now that cloned animals are having babies, as well as spawning second and third generation clones, there's no telling when the cloning madness will stop.
AP photographer Sergei Grits caught a mutant in the act of mind control earlier this year at a cat exhibition in Minsk, Belarus. These exhibitions are a perfect cover for hyper-evolved cats planning revolution.
A runner-up in National Geographic Traveler's recent photography contest, this image actually depicts two completely biological Earth creatures. Majed Sultan Ali shot this desert kitty stalking a flying ant. [via NatGeo]