Cats: wild at heart, according to scientists. Credit: (Flickr)

Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, alarm, amuse, or inspire us.

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About the power of Supreme Court dissents? —Steve Bogira

About Positive Train Control (PTC) technology implementation deadlines and railroad industry lobbying? —John Dunlevy

And how the railroads have retaliated against employees who report safety violations and injuries on the job? —Julia Thiel

That cats may still, deep down in their tiny feline hearts, be wild creatures? —Aimee Levitt

About reconsideration of the role of deterrence in criminal justice? —Steve Bogira

That in Norwegian slang, the word “texas” means “exciting,” “crazy,” or “out of control”? —Aimee Levitt

This look back at Goosebumps? —Brianna Wellen

That processed meat is murder on your body, according to a new report from the World Health Organization? —Ryan Smith