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February’s Fascinating Science Pictures

February’s Fascinating Science Pictures

This month’s pictures feature coronavirus preparations, a robot that catches jellyfish, and a calm cat.


A cat, listening to the radio.

Image credits:

Abi Tansley

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 16:00

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

(Inside Science) -- This month, we take a look at new pictures from across the science world. In Chile, an astronomy observatory captured a stunning view of the night sky. In South Carolina, a crew of airmen help one another don protective gear during a training for medical transport. And of course, here is this picture of a cute, calm cat!


A striped cat (left) sits next to a radio (center), calmly looking off to the side. The cat is sitting on a carpet floor.
Yes, that’s a cat listening to a radio. A study published by the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery suggests that vet visits can be made less stressful by playing cats specific music. The study shows that cats remain physiologically responsive to music even under general anesthesia, and that they appear to be more relaxed listening to classical music, as opposed to pop or heavy metal. (Abi Tansley)


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Abigail Malate is a graphic designer at the American Institute of Physics, which produces the editorially independent news service Inside Science.