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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.

23

Aug

New rat without molars discoveredNewly discovered rats are only rodent species in world with no molars.

New rat without molars discovered
Newly discovered rats are only rodent species in world with no molars.

27

Mar

Cat-sized rats reappear in Florida KeysGiant Gambian pouched rats are once again scurrying around the Keys, years after wildlife officials thought they had wiped out the invasive pests.

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.

19

Mar

Rats are as good at decision-making as humansThe research can help scientists develop treatments for people who have trouble combining multisensory information.

Rats are as good at decision-making as humans
The research can help scientists develop treatments for people who have trouble combining multisensory information.