This news item comes from a paper by Dr David Dosa: "A Day in the Life of Oscar the Cat". It is a lot more interesting than most academic journal papers.
A US cat that is reportedly able to sense when a nursing home's residents are about to die is baffling doctors.
Oscar has a habit of curling up next to patients at the home in Providence, Rhode Island, in their final hours.
According to the author of a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, the two-year-old cat has been observed to be correct in 25 cases so far.
Staff now alert the families of residents when he sits down next to their ailing loved one.
The story has also been used to more or less satirical effect in the Lib Dem blogosphere by Ed Maxfield and Norfolk Blogger.