Oscar the Death Cat
Because of my recent appreciation for Geriatric Psychology/Psychiatry, this article in the Guardian caught my eye. This is certainly amazing, and not something (as far as I can tell) we really understand right now.
A cat with an uncanny ability to detect when nursing home patients are about to die has proven itself in around 50 cases by curling up with them in their final hours, according to a new book.
...In his book, "Making rounds with Oscar: the extraordinary gift of an ordinary cat", Dr Dosa offers no solid scientific explanation for Oscar's behaviour. [Full story]
And so it's appreciable that this Doctor isn't jumping to any conclusions.
Also, it's intriguing to learn that you can be published in the New England Journal of Medicine simply by saying: "Holy shit! Look at this!"