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March of the Isotherms

William S. Becker | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green
William S. Becker

The changing climate is forcing species into tough choices: adapt at record speeds to warming temperatures, die off, or invade new territory.

The Wild Animals Roaming Your City

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living

While walking along a city street, have you ever spotted an animal that just seems out of place? Big cat wrangler Boone Smith joined HuffPost Live...

The Louvre Gardens Are Teeming with Rats

artnet | artnet News | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts

This piece originally appeared on artnet News. Sarah Cascone Photo: Cristian Bortes, via Wikimedia Commons. The Louvre, one of the world...

Humans Aren't The Only Ones Who Regret Bad Choices

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 06.09.2014 | Science

Just as humans lament not pursuing a lover or bemoan having eaten that extra slice of chocolate cake, rats may experience feelings of regret, too, ne...

I'm With Stupid: Giving a Rat's Patootie About Looking Cuter

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I feel sorry for rats; I really do. They supposedly make great pets, and their faces are every bit as cute as those of gerbils and mice. But there's just something about that tail -- that hairless, wormlike tail -- that creeps people out.

Subway Rats Are Actually The Ultimate New Yorkers, So Stop Hating

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.15.2014 | Comedy

They're just looking for a connection, you guys.

WATCH: This Is What Happens When A Rat Rides The Subway

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.09.2014 | Weird News

A very unwelcome passenger boarded a Brooklyn-bound A train on Monday morning in New York City. "A usually boring Monday morning commute to work a...

Photos Of Rats Snuggling Teddy Bears Are The Cutest

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.13.2014 | Green

It's been a little under a decade since Ellen van Deelen began taking photos of rats snuggling with teddy bears, pushing baby carriages, playing chess...

Omg! Ratatouille Is Coming to Paris

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The breaking news this week is that Disneyland-Paris will be opening a new area in its park this summer, a Ratatouille-land of sort. "Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!" The rats are saying (hopefully they won't be coming).

Cookies, Cocaine, and Culture

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The need for Oreos to be indicted of war crimes before we acknowledge we are eating too many of them, and foods like them, says something profoundly disturbing about our culture. How bad is bad enough?

12 Surprising Facts About Pet Rats

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Contrary to what many people believe, pet rats are not the dirty, disease-infested creatures of folklore. Domestic rats are affectionate, clean, sensitive and easy to train.

The War Against Landmines Goes On

Apopo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Apopo

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg APOPO uses existing demining technology as well as its innovative Mine Detection Rats (MDRs) to fulfill its mission of a mine free world.

Someone Had Too Much Time On Their Hands

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.25.2013 | Comedy

Hamster wheel accident or car accident? They are one in the same. Via FunkayAnimals ...

WATCH: The NYC Rodent Killer With A Heart of Gold

Posted 07.12.2013 | New York

There's an interspecies war raging in New York City, and one man is doing his best to make sure that the humans are winning. Pest management profe...

Call of the Wild: 8 Offbeat Places to Connect with Nature

minube | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
minube

From ancient temples crawling with monkeys and rats to desolate beaches teeming with exotic wildlife, here are 10 unusual places to connect with nature.

Weird Reason Rats Sniff Each Other

Posted 03.10.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 03/09/2013 09:12 AM EST on LiveScience Without being able to talk to each other, rats use sniffing as one...

'Mind Melds' Go From Sci-Fi To Reality

Reuters | Sharon Begley | Posted 04.30.2013 | Science

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - The scientists call it a "brain link," and it is the closest anyone has gotten to a real-life "mi...

Did NYC's Rats Really Migrate Inland After Sandy?

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 02.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- At the height of Superstorm Sandy, city residents watching seawater pour into the subway system couldn't help but wonder: What will become...

Rats Driving Brooklyn Heights Crazy

Posted 02.20.2013 | New York

New York City exterminators say business has doubled since Hurricane Sandy, as rats driven inland from the shorelines by the storm got cozy in cushy n...

Cosmopolis on DVD & On-Screen, Tonight @ Museum of The Moving Image

Michael Vazquez | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

As part of their "Best of 2012" series, the good folks at MOMI are screening David Cronenberg's film adaptation of the great Don Delilo's 2000 novel, Cosmopolis. Both are worth your time. Note to purists: skip this review, the film, and read the book first.

Resettled Rats Torment New Yorkers In Sandy's Wake; EPA To Ban D-Con Rat Poisons

Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.09.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Welcome again to my blog, Toxic Tracks. Please send along any feedback or ideas for environmental health topics via email or Twitter. As Hurricane Sa...

How This Alley Rat Changed One Couple's Life

Posted 01.09.2013 | OWN

By Alexandra Harney Meet Mr. Tiffany (Mr. T, for short): pen thief, beer drinker, and all-around lovable rodent. When we found him, he was b...

The Pied Piper of South Georgia Island

Michael_Moore | Posted 02.10.2013 | Green
Michael_Moore

After two centuries of human-induced damage, South Georgia would once again host the greatest concentration of seabirds on the planet.

WATCH: Rat Spotted At UES Gourmet Food Store

Posted 12.03.2012 | New York

New York City's resilient rat population survived Hurricane Sandy and are back in action, popping up in city gourmet food shops, again. A new vid...

WATCH: How Rats Pose Health Risk After Hurricane Sandy

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

As New York City begins to recover from Hurricane Sandy, one growing concern is the spread of disease from the city's sprawling rat population. HuffP...