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Bihar floods force people along Kosi to eat rats

At 9 in the morning Gauri Devi is waiting for her 15-year-old son to bring rats. That's the only food the family now depends on, being surrounded by flood water.

Certain genes can make you more prone to addiction

Scientists reveal in new study that certain genes can make you more prone to addiction.

Wow! Giant rats to sniff out tuberculosis in African prisons – Watch

African giant pouched rats to carry out the mass screenings for TB in prisons.

Common crow, fruit bats, mice, rats vermin, not peacock: Goa govt

Downplaying the controversy surrounding proposal to classify peacock and state animal Wild Bison as 'vermin', Goa government has said in the Legislative Assembly that only common crow, fruit bats, mice and rats have been declared as nuisance animals.

DNA: Analysis of Delhi's rat-infested railway stations

Watch the analysis on increased number of rats in Delhi Railway Station and how it is posing a threat.

How rats respond to fear can fix stress disorder in humans

Female rats often respond to fear by "darting" where they start running around like crazy when they sense threat, new research has found, suggesting that the findings could lead to better treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in humans.

Rats can cause health threats to poultry, humans: Study

A new study has revealed that rats can absorb disease agents from their local environment and spread them.

Archaeologists find dog sized rat

Researchers are now trying to work out exactly what caused the rats to die out.

Now, snakes surface in Andhra Pradesh govt hospital month after infant died of rat bites

Now, snakes surface in Andhra Pradesh govt hospital month after infant died of rat bites

Almost a month after a 10-day-old baby died after being bitten by rats in a government hospital in Andhra Pradesh, two snakes surfaced in the same hospital.

WhatsApp security flaw puts 200 million users at risk

WhatsApp security flaw puts 200 million users at risk

A security flaw in Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has put some 200 million users at risk from hackers – allowing cyber criminals to install malware on their PCs.

How humans, monkeys recover from paralysis

 Humans and monkeys exhibit greater motor recovery than rats after similar spinal cord injury, new research shows.

Andhra hospital horror: Baby dies after being bitten by rats

In a shocking incident, a 10-day-old baby died after being bitten by rats in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a government-run hospital in Guntur town of Andhra Pradesh.

Leptospirosis scare: 16 succumb to the infection in Mumbai

Zee Media Bureau

Mumbai: Mumbai is in the throes of a leptospirosis scare after the infection claimed yet another life making it the 16th casualty in July alone.

Flatworms could reduce use of rats in lab tests

Tiny aquatic flatworms known as freshwater planarians could limit the use of rats and mice in labs that test chemicals for neurological toxicity, a research has found.

Jared Leto sends rat, bullets to 'Suicide Squad' co-stars

Jared Leto sends rat, bullets to 'Suicide Squad' co-stars

Actor Jared Leto's "Suicide Squad" co-stars have revealed he gifted them live rats and bullets to make up for his absence from the film's initial shooting.

Here's why humans and animals are driven to help others

 A new study suggesting that like humans, rats too offer help without self-benefit has shed light on what drives us to help others.

Snake owner jailed for cruelty to live bait in UK

A 43-year-old man who kept mice, rats and rabbits in atrocious conditions to feed to his pet snakes in the UK has been jailed for 150 days and banned from keeping animals.

Geomagnetic compass hooked to brain helps blind rats navigate

Scientists have discovered that blind rats with a geomagnetic compass hooked to the brain can navigate through a maze nearly as well as normally sighted rats, a finding that may help develop technology which allows visually-impaired humans to walk more freely.

Even rats can imagine and reason!

Even rats can imagine and reason!

 Rats have the ability to link cause and effect such that they can expect, or imagine, something happening even if it isn't, reveals a new study.

Watered-down version of First World War explosive reverses diabetes in mice

A new study has revealed that an agent, which caused munitions factory workers to lose weight inexplicably in the First World War and had originally been used for weight loss more than 70 years ago, reversed type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease in rats.