It's not a flattering likeness, but rats and humans actually have a lot in common, including physiology.
Unlike the mice and common rats used to test drugs and chemicals in labs, naked mole rats are hard to infect with disease.
I recently read that a team of international scientists has decoded and published the entire genome of the naked mole rat. Why would anyone want to do this?
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.
Members of the Calorie Restriction Society, also known as CRONies, believe they can live longer if they cut their calorie intake to 1800 calories per day.
Why do frequent workers tolerate these freeloaders? Well, infrequent workers actually do pull their weight, but only when the time is right.
Do lemmings really follow each other off a cliff to their death? No, but there are mysteries surrounding the rodents. Over the years, there have been many tales of these Arctic rodents voluntarily jumping off cliffs and plummeting into the sea.
They’re cute, they’re furry, and sometimes they like to bring you dead birds or rodents. That’s right, we’re talking cats here, and the fact is that free-roaming housecats are taking a toll on our environment. Studies have shown that even well-fed cats kill wildlife when given a chance. Not only that, but a particularly skilled cat can kill up to one thousand animals per year.
Suppose you could live a longer, healthier life if you were willing to eat about half what you normally do and spend every day feeling cold and hungry?