When you consider the sheer number of domestic cats prowling living rooms, back yards, and barns around the world — estimated to be in the hundreds of millions — it’s pretty wild to think that scientists still aren’t completely positive how they came to be, or exactly where they came from. A new large-scale study published in Nature, and led by Eva-Maria Geigl of the Institut Jacques Monod in Paris, attempts to draw the history of the modern cat in more detail than has been possible before.
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