Cats love science. They love working closely with their human lab/lap partners. They can't get enough of all those breakable flasks left on the edge of counters. And they're huge fans of lab rats.
Don't believe us? Take a look. We rounded up nine kitty scientists from various fields who are here to prove that you can't spell "feline" without iron, lithium and neon.
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