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DNA from Egyptian mummies and Viking graves reveals how cats conquered the world

Their trek from pest exterminator to pet.

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Before cats conquered the internet, they conquered the world—with a little help from their human serfs.

Domesticated cats live pretty much everywhere except Antarctica, and a new study in Nature Ecology and Evolution helps to uncover how they spread so far. DNA from the remains of more than 200 cats, dug up

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