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11

Sep

'Blackfish' producers aim to give rats an image makeover nextNew documentary will be based on Robert Sullivan’s book ‘Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants.’

'Blackfish' producers aim to give rats an image makeover next
New documentary will be based on Robert Sullivan’s book ‘Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants.’

22

Aug

Rats: Unexpected heroes of the working animal worldRats aren’t universally loved by humans, but they are using their keen senses to detect land mines and recognize tuberculosis in samples.

Rats: Unexpected heroes of the working animal world
Rats aren’t universally loved by humans, but they are using their keen senses to detect land mines and recognize tuberculosis in samples.

09

Jun

Like humans, rats experience regret, study suggestsWhen a rat passed up some food it liked in favor of waiting a shorter time for food it liked less, it would look at the area containing its favored food.

Like humans, rats experience regret, study suggests
When a rat passed up some food it liked in favor of waiting a shorter time for food it liked less, it would look at the area containing its favored food.

06

Apr

23 adorable photos that will change the way you think about rats

10

Feb

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.

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.

24

Jan

30

Apr

Hunting New York style, pet owners set dogs on city rats
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.

Hunting New York style, pet owners set dogs on city rats

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.

11

Apr

Massive rat sterilization in the works for NYC
Rendering mama subway rats infertile is the latest plan to tame the rampant rodent predicament.

Massive rat sterilization in the works for NYC

Rendering mama subway rats infertile is the latest plan to tame the rampant rodent predicament.

02

Mar

Brains of 2 rats linked over Internet, thousands of miles apart
Scientists are planning to do more research on these ‘brain-nets’ with other animals to see how much problem-solving abilities can improve.

Brains of 2 rats linked over Internet, thousands of miles apart

Scientists are planning to do more research on these ‘brain-nets’ with other animals to see how much problem-solving abilities can improve.

16

Nov

Galapagos to poison 180 million ratsInvasive black rats threaten the endangered wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.

Galapagos to poison 180 million rats
Invasive black rats threaten the endangered wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.