Skulls in the Stars

Cat-turning in the Washington Post!

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Those who have followed this blog for a while know that I have a fascination with the physics and history of “cat-turning,” the ability of a cat to turn over and land on its feet even when it falls with no initial rotation. This is today known as the “cat-righting reflex,” and it has fascinated folks for over a century.

It recently captured the interest of Karen Bruillard, who writes the Animalia blog for the Washington Post, and she and colleagues did an excellent post and video on the history and physics of the process!  It so happens that they interviewed me to understand the details, so if you want to read me going on about cat physics even more, go check it out!

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