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coronavirus rats

CDC says even rats are going crazy from coronavirus lockdowns

May 25th, 2020

The CDC warns of coronavirus rat aggression in the wake of COVID-19 lockdowns across the country. Rats and mice that typically feast on our food scraps in or near restaurants and other food establishments have suddenly found themselves struggling to find something to eat. Rodents aren’t believed to carry the novel coronavirus, so the risk …

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Scientists let rats drive tiny cars, and they loved it

October 24th, 2019

The vast majority of scientific studies are high-level examinations of the mechanics that drive our reality. They often involve massive collections of data that the average person couldn’t even begin to parse, and a lot of times that makes them excruciatingly boring to read about. A new paper published by the University of Richmond in …

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San Diego woman living in a van surrenders 320 pet rats

October 19th, 2019

Rats have kind of a bad rap. Yeah, they’re scavengers in big cities and have a long and storied history of spreading disease, but generally speaking, they’re actually pretty lovely creatures. They’re smart, and they make very good pets. That is, unless you have *checks notes* over 300 of them. As the San Diego Union-Tribune …

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Cats are apparently terrible at catching rats

September 27th, 2018

Cats are good at so many thing — napping, chasing laser pointer dots around the room, napping, eating, and napping, just to name a few — but apparently they’re really, really bad at catching rats. A new study published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution explains just how terrible they are at doing one of …