It's not a flattering likeness, but rats and humans actually have a lot in common, including physiology.
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.
Is there such a thing as poisonous rats? (We think it would make a great horror movie!)
You probably have noticed that cats have slit pupils and humans have round pupils. What are the advantages of each pupil shape?
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.
Have you ever had any unpleasant memories? What would you say to having them permanently erased from your brain?
Say you're walking down a city street, minding your own business, when you approach a manhole...
What does your body do when you are sleeping? Believe it or not, your body is doing a lot while you are sleeping and this is another reason why sleep is good.
A recent study suggests that rats can be pessimistic. Find out how scientists completed their research on this Moment of Science.
When you experience something new, do you know what happens to your brain? Find out on this Moment of Science.