In a recent experiment, rats changed the mental map of their surroundings after getting a reward.
Say you're walking down a city street, minding your own business, when you approach a manhole...
One research study showed that deactivating amygdala cells in rats addicted to alcohol removed their urge to drink.
Research suggests that early exposure to air pollution increases the risk of obesity.
Anyone ever call you a dirty rat? Well maybe they weren't that far off.
Rats huddle together to stay warm and coordinate group movements to achieve an ideal temperature.
An unstable environment shapes a rat's outlook and makes them anticipate bad outcomes.
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!)