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Pizza Rat prank unleashes hungry new rodent in New York

What happens when a stuffed rat glued to a piece of pizza rolls around the streets of New York? Watch and see in a new YouTube video from PrankvsPrank.

By November 9, 2015


'Rodents on Turntables': The best minute and a half of your day

Watch as a bunch of cute hamsters, mice, and other small furballs run around in circles -- and at times, just quietly go along for the ride -- on a spinning record.

By May 19, 2014


Hamster-wheel standing desk: Embrace the rodent race

Why should hamsters have all the fun? Follow an Instructables guide for making your own standing desk with a human-size hamster wheel for exercise.

By September 18, 2014


Scientists make a dead rodent see-through, and it isn't pretty

A transparent mouse might sound like something in the next Neil Gaiman novel. But they're very real, very creepy and could be very important to science.

By August 1, 2014


15 clever ways to use coffee around the house

There's more to coffee than a caffeine kick.

By November 16, 2015


Mice discovery shows promise for 'rapid and robust hair growth' in bald humans

A serendipitous find leads Columbia University researchers to conclude that a drug applied directly to the skin could show real promise for broadly treating hair loss.

By October 26, 2015


You rooted for Pizza Rat, now cheer on Milkshake Squirrel

The pizza-toting subway rat has some competition from a photogenic New York City park squirrel with a hankering for a dairy-based dessert.

By September 23, 2015


Taxidermy chess: Play with rooks and dead rodents

The best-laid schemes of mice and... well, mice. Intimidating opponents is even easier when playing chess with dead mice. Artist Rachael Garcia explains why having a chess set you can pet is fun.

By December 10, 2013


The meta-frog: CT scan reveals frog inside another frog

A scientist examining frog samples found an unexpected surprise in one of the frogs: another frog.

By June 11, 2015


Superhero costumes for small rodents: Yes, please

Chinchillas, hamsters, and guinea pigs get an opportunity to show their inner superhero with an Etsy costume collection.

By October 21, 2013