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rodents

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Museum's 155-year-old mouse trap catches a fresh rodent

Some inventions stand the test of time, like this still-functioning old mouse trap that wasn't ready to resign itself to history just yet.

By February 4, 2016

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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

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'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

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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

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See a cat's worst nightmare: 'Walking Dead' mice

These taxidermy tributes to Daryl, Merle, Michonne and the Little Girl zombie from "The Walking Dead" are cute in an undead kind of way. We talk with taxidermy artist Rachael Garcia about her unusual art.

By January 31, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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Lights! Neurons! Action! Binge-drinking lab rats go cold turkey

A new study using light to target and stimulate specific neurons in lab rats trained to drink much the way human binge-drinkers do finds the rodents "flat out stopped drinking."

By January 6, 2014

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Researchers sequence cancer-resistant rodent's DNA

Humans might benefit from better understanding the naked mole-rat, which boasts a lack-of-pain sensation in its skin, and resistance to both aging and disease.

By July 5, 2011