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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?

May 29, 2006



The Case of the Flying Manhole Cover

Say you're walking down a city street, minding your own business, when you approach a manhole...

September 30, 2004


The Sleep That Repeats

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.

May 24, 2004


Pessimistic Rats

A recent study suggests that rats can be pessimistic. Find out how scientists completed their research on this Moment of Science.

January 12, 2004


Drugs and Learning

When you experience something new, do you know what happens to your brain? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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