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Ebola's True Toll Is Still Untallied As Another Deadly Fever Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.12.2014 | Green

Dr. Ross Donaldson recalls traveling around the Sierra Leone city of Kenema a decade ago, "telling people not to eat rats." The multimammate rat, w...

How Many Rats Does New York City Really Have?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Science

Here's one study rat haters will love. The new study shows that--contrary to an urban legend dating back more than a century--New York City does n...

Plague Plots -- Dispatches From Albert Camus

Joseph Cooper | Posted 11.03.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

A hands-on doctor tries to get public officials to recognize infestations as bubonic and pneumonic plagues. Can a novel's depictions inform discussions about Ebola?

Plague Plots - Dispatches from Gabriel García Márquez

Joseph Cooper | Posted 10.30.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Can the accounts and depictions transmitted by Love in the Time of Cholera help us cope with Ebola?

Pest Company Says Chicago Has the Most Rats of Any City

Reboot Illinois | Posted 10.22.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Keep an eye out, Chicago. The Windy City was the most rat-infested city in the country in 2013, according to pest-control company Orkin. The company based its rankings on the number of rat-eradication service requests it received in specific cities.

Back to Basics

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane has been spending so much time wallowing in the TWO HUGE SCARY news items that are consuming the entire planet right now, that she has had little time to direct her attention to the normal drivel that readers have come to depend on from her.

March of the Isotherms

William S. Becker | Posted 11.04.2014 | 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...