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NOVA: Cat Tales

Airs Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV + Friday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. and Sunday, Feb. 23 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2

Three cats sat together at Kennington Film Studios, London.

Credit: Courtesy of WGBH/Matt Frost

Above: Three cats sat together at Kennington Film Studios, London.

Goddess, demon, house pet? What does science say about the human relationship with cats?

Worshipped as a goddess, condemned as satanic, and spun into a stunning array of breeds, cats have long fascinated humans. But did we ever really domesticate them? And what can science tell us about our most mysterious companions?

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Worshipped as a goddess, condemned as satanic, and spun into a stunning array of breeds, cats have long fascinated humans. But did we ever really domesticate them? And what can science tell us about our most mysterious companions?

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Ginger cat at Kennington Film Studios, London.

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Tabby and black cats at Kennington Film Studios, London.

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