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Why Do People Take Risks?

Risky Rats Help Shine Light on Brain Circuitry Behind Taking a Chance By PAM BELLUCKMARCH 23, 2016 A rat participant in an experiment to measure risk-taking. The probe measures neural signals. Credit Viviana Gradinaru, Murtaza Mogri, John Carnett and Karl Deisseroth Why Do  …

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Israel howling over proposal to deport street cats

JERUSALEM -- On a quiet Friday evening, as the city settles down for Sabbath, the soundtrack of Jerusalem combines Jewish song and clattering dinner plates with Muslim calls to prayer -- often accompanied by the unholy racket of the city’s enormous population of wild cats …

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Adorable Rats Are Being Trained To Hunt Out Land Mines In Cambodia

APOPO, a Belgian NGO, has begun training African giant pouched rats -- a common species in sub-Saharan Africa -- to help detect deadly land mines buried throughout Cambodia. The project has been highly successful in war-torn regions of Africa, and the animals have helped clear mo …

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BBC News - 'Gerbils replace rats' as main cause of Black Death

Researchers have determined that Asian giant gerbils were the main vector for bubonic plague outbreaks.

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Rodents want privacy, too! Rat attacks man filming it in NY subway station (Video)

On Aug. 17th, Josiah Ryan posted the following video on YouTube and wrote: "On Friday night my friend and I were headed back to SoHo afte[r] dinner in midtown when he spotted this rat on the subway platform. I started recording on my Sony RX100 II. II could not have anticipated w …

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