Rats will thrive after next mass extinction (and they’ll get bigger too)
From apartment building basements to swamps and forests, rats have managed to find ways to cope in a wide range of conditions and habitats on Earth.
See all the rest of the pictures and just try not to say “aww.”
Swapping windbreakers for red coats and dark alleys for rolling hills, a group of dog owners chase rats for sport in the streets of Manhattan.
Rendering mama subway rats infertile is the latest plan to tame the rampant rodent predicament.
Scientists are planning to do more research on these ‘brain-nets’ with other animals to see how much problem-solving abilities can improve.
Galapagos to poison 180 million rats
Invasive black rats threaten the endangered wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.
New rat without molars discovered
Newly discovered rats are only rodent species in world with no molars.
Cat-sized rats reappear in Florida Keys
Giant Gambian pouched rats are once again scurrying around the Keys, years after wildlife officials thought they had wiped out the invasive pests.
Rats are as good at decision-making as humans
The research can help scientists develop treatments for people who have trouble combining multisensory information.