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Why Are Rats Always the Bad Guys?
And mice always heroes? Experts trace the history of typecasting rodents.
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The Complicated, Inconclusive Truth Behind Rat Kings
They've been mythologized for centuries.
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The Best Secret Weapon Against Landmines and Tuberculosis Is a Rat
African giant pouched rats are better mine-sniffers than dogs and faster at TB diagnosis than human doctors.
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The U.S. Has Hired Rats To Combat Wildlife Trafficking
It's the latest coup for the talented African Pouched Rat, which is already busy sniffing out land mines and tuberculosis.
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The Doomed Mouse Utopia That Inspired the 'Rats of NIMH'
Dr. John Bumpass Calhoun spent the '60s and '70s playing god to thousands of rodents.
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An Australian Island Paradise's Century-Long Rat War
Humans, rodents, and owls have waged battle over Lord Howe and its lovely palms.
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Just How Huge Are New York’s Rats?
This one weighs about 1.5 pounds.
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Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scotland
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This remote Scottish isle is only inhabited by seals, birds, and the memory of a tragic settlement
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Karni Mata Temple
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