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How scientists helped Alaska’s “Rat Island” shake off its namesake rodents
A team of scientists helped eradicate the island of the animals in 2008 and the isle has slowly rebounded.
If we want to get rid of rats, we must first embrace them
Step one: Learn where the fear of the rodents is coming from.
Biologists discovered two new species of shrew rat, no thanks to peanut butter
These two shrew-rats from the Philippines slurp earthworms and hop like tiny kangaroos.
Rats love climate change
Warmer winters allow rats to breed into the previously too-cold months.
The medical community is finally realizing the uterus is more than a ‘baby house’
Rodent studies show a connection to cognitive function.
Can we really ever know if animals are happy?
Tail wags, rat giggles, and horse snorts.
Coral reefs face yet another threat: island rats depleting their poop supply
Invading rodents are mucking up the food chain.
Rats can’t puke, which is bad news for them and great news for us
We could use their unique talents to develop better chemo drugs.
How about this disease-infested rat weather we’re having?
It's a beautiful day for bacteria.
Rats have been in New York City since the 1700s and they’re never leaving
Some neighborhoods foster greater rat diversity.