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July 29, 2016


smoke from a smoke stack

You Are What You Breathe

Research suggests that early exposure to air pollution increases the risk of obesity.

July 22, 2016


rats huddling

How Humans Are Like Rats

Anyone ever call you a dirty rat? Well maybe they weren't that far off.

January 14, 2016


rats huddling

Huddling Rats

Rats huddle together to stay warm and coordinate group movements to achieve an ideal temperature.

January 5, 2016


lab rat

Pessimistic Rats

An unstable environment shapes a rat's outlook and makes them anticipate bad outcomes.

November 18, 2013


Three baby rats cuddle while sleeping.

Who You Calling a Rat?

It's not a flattering likeness, but rats and humans actually have a lot in common, including physiology.

June 11, 2013


rat in water

Quality Time With Rats

Researchers have noticed that baby rats whose mothers spent more time fussing over them grew up to cope better with the challenges of laboratory life.

November 18, 2011


acokanthera flower

Do Poisonous Rats Exist?

Is there such a thing as poisonous rats? (We think it would make a great horror movie!)

October 21, 2010


Close up of a White and gray cat with owner

Why Do Cats Have Slit Pupils And Humans Have Round Pupils?

You probably have noticed that cats have slit pupils and humans have round pupils. What are the advantages of each pupil shape?

May 27, 2009


Bees swarming around hive

Rodents, Bees, and Elephants

You've probably heard that elephants are afraid of small rodent like mice and rats. But is there really any truth in this? Find out on A Moment of Science.

October 23, 2008


Two lab rats in cage

Selective Memory Erasure

Have you ever had any unpleasant memories? What would you say to having them permanently erased from your brain?

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