Texas Tech University's Graduate School has announced the recipients of this year's awards, which recognize the quality of work shown in graduate students' theses and dissertations. This year those honored included topics in biological and life sciences. Students were nominated by their discipline's faculty members for the cash award donated by the Helen Jones Foundation.
Cats have long been some of the most independent and unpredictable animals on the planet. Now, a Texas Tech researcher may have unlocked the answer to at least part of what a cat is thinking when it comes to what that cat prefers to scratch.