Kill the rats in order to save the reefs? Rats have been decimating seabird populations for a long time and new research shows that this also has devastating consequences on the world's coral reef populations.
A teenage couple was arrested after their 15-day old baby was found with 100 rat bites. The baby suffered severe injuries including a wound on the head that exposed her skull.
Rats are so much more expressive than we give them credit for. Just look to the ears.
One recent interesting find by scientists and archaeologists is the possibility that ancient rats, or marsupials, have lived at the same time as dinosaurs. What makes it more interesting is that the rats, creatures significantly smaller than dinosaurs, may have eaten the said reptiles.
Just like humans, rats have been observed giggling when they are tickled.
Ever wondered why humans burts into an involuntary laugh when tickled? A new study reveals that the same effect happens on rats too, and it may be traced to brain activity.
This is not a hoax nor a false Halloween story to startle you. The mightiest spider you'll probably ever see can be found in Australia.
Six species of native Hawaiian honeycreepers could be extinct within the next 10 years due to climate change and rat infestation.
A video showing a rat chasing a cat goes viral on the Internet, but social media users are not impressed.
A pack of rats recently killed 14 orange-bellied parrots housed at a captive breeding facility in Tasmania. These birds are part of a national recovery program working to replenish the species' dwindling population.
New fossils representing a giant rat species ten times larger than those commonly seen today have been excavated from East Timor in Asia.
If you were to see someone floundering in the water, you'd likely dive in after them. That seems a very human behavior, where concern for your compatriots can often be put before all else. However, a new study has revealed that even rats can be selfless, sacrificing time and even food to save a neighbor.
New-age nerds may have become a bit disenchanted with the superhero known as Daredevil after his latest Hollywood flop, but diehard fans of the man in red still know that he has one of the coolest superpowers out there. Now researchers are showing that rodents can have this superpower too, as blind rats can still "see" where they are going in a maze with a little help from sensor tech.
In the first study of its kind in nearly a full century, researchers have found that rats in New York City are still hosting fleas that can carry dangerous plague pathogens. But don't panic just yet. The infamous Black Death, which still exists in the United States, was not found in these fleas, meaning that professionals simply need to be vigilant.
"What goes around comes around," may be a common adage used by people, but new research has revealed that it's not a belief exclusive to humans. Rats, or at least ones in Norway, it seems, believe in doing favors when they are due as well, returning kindness shown to them by other rats in the past.