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Odd 'Mounds' Mystery Solved?

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 12.23.2013 | Science

A new twist on an old mystery may finally settle the debate over the origin of Mima mounds, which bulge out of the ground like enormous, grass-covere...

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?

WATCH: Why Is This Little Guy Serenading The Sky?

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 09.30.2013 | Science

Deep in the cloud forests of Central America, two species of singing mice put on a high-pitched opera to mark their territory and stave off clashes, ...

The Best Nutrition for Rabbits and Rodents

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

The healthiest diet for pet rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small herbivores is a hay mixture and/or fresh grass, herbs and green leafy vegetables, plus a very limited amount of pelleted feed for vitamin and mineral supplementation.

How Rodents Kill Cats and Dogs

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If your pet ingests rodent bait containing warfarin, there will be no symptoms to alert you right away. Your dog or cat won't throw up or seem sick, and in fact, a lot of pet owners don't even know their animal has ingested bait.

Vacation Bound! What to Do With the Pets?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
Sarah Hodgson

No matter where you travel, or who you leave behind, the end goal is to make your pet's day consistent and routine. Select an option that will give you the greatest peace of mind. Now pack up, unplug, and enjoy yourself. Bone voyage!

Sightless Animal Sniffs In Stereo, Study Suggests

Posted 02.07.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 02/05/2013 02:56 PM EST on LiveScience Most mammals can hear in stereo, locating sounds in th...

Catching Moles At Versailles

AP | By THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 02.06.2013 | Travel

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — The king is dead, but the molecatcher lives on. He even signs SMS messages: "Molecatcher to the king." It's...

Woman Pays $1 Million For House, Finds It's Infested With Mice

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

Many home owners are familiar with mouse traps. But mouse traps won't be any help to a Canadian woman who paid $1 million for a home and declined to h...

Makers of Banned Rat Poisons Ignore the EPA

Maggie Sergio | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Maggie Sergio

These products are designed to kill quickly by interfering with the blood's natural clotting ability. When mammals (including humans) and birds consume these poisons either directly or indirectly, bleeding to death is the gruesome outcome.

Why Are Women So Afraid of Mice?

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

I am not afraid of much. I have hiked through the Andes and the Himalayas, zip-lined through a Mexican jungle, driven on motorcycles far too fast. I have given birth to three children and beaten off two separate muggers intent on grabbing my purse.

Giant Rat Killed In England

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.23.2012 | Weird News

An English man named Brian Watson killed a large rat his granddaughter's boyfriend found while cutting grass, Sky News reports. "I heard him shout...

Keys Swarmed By Cat-Sized Rats

Posted 03.26.2012 | Miami

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and U.S. Department of Agriculture officials are battling an invasive species in the Keys they thoug...

New Study Suggests Surprising Cause Of Obesity

Posted 02.03.2012 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 02/03/2012 09:08 AM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily We've heard obesity can be "sp...

Stem Cells Can Fix Penis Trouble? What New Study Shows

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Science

Stem cells sure are versatile. They're being eyed as the key to treating medical conditions ranging from heart disease to neurological problems and bl...

Boa Constrictors' Big Squeeze: How Do They Know When To Stop?

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Science

Boas and other constrictors kill by literally squeezing the life out of their prey--no secret there. But how do they know when to stop squeezing? ...

Rats Show They Care About Other Rats In New Study

| Posted 12.10.2011 | Green

By Ferris Jabr (Click here for original article.) The English language is not especially kind to rats. We say we "smell a rat" when something does...

PHOTOS: 7 Things You Find Most Disgusting

Colin McGinn | Posted 02.05.2012 | Books
Colin McGinn

What seems to provoke disgust is the co-presence of death with pulsing life: the corpse being consumed by bacteria and worms, living things turned to dead pulp in digestion, bleeding wounds, scurrying rats in graveyards.

Transit Workers: Budget Cuts Causing A Rat Epidemic

Posted 11.22.2011 | New York

MTA workers protested Wednesday in front of Jamaica Central Terminal demanding that the city address what they say is a terrible rodent problem in the...

I'm With Stupid: Terror at About Four and a Half Inches

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.09.2011 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

As far as I can see, there's only one solution to the terrifying new reality of mice on planes, and I think you probably know what it is: Every flight, international or domestic, will be required to carry Samuel L. Jackson on board.

PHOTOS: Rat Fashion Show Highlights The Best In Rodent Couture

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Rats can play a big role in the world of science -- but what about in the realm of style? Rodent lovers tried to prove that rats aren't creepy hous...

US Marshals Seize Cheese In Wisconsin

Food Safety News | By Huang Shuo | Posted 07.23.2011 | Food

U.S. Marshals this week seized cheese products distributed by Brunkow Cheese of Wisconsin, according to a news release from the U.S. Food and Drug Adm...

Rats & Land Mines: Colombia Teaches Rodents To Sniff Out Explosives

The Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Early next year, anti-narcotics police will begin deploying squads of rats to sniff out land mines in remote areas of Colombia where leftist rebels an...

Black Plague In L.A.? Squirrel Tests Positive At

KTLA | KTLA News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Alamos Campground in the Angeles National Forest has been shut down after a squirrel captured there tested positive for plague....

Dead Animal Jewelry: RP/Encore Turns Roadkill Into A Fashion Statement (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Reid Peppard is probably the only person who feels a rush of excitement when she sees a dead animal lying on the side of the road. To her, it isn't a ...