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Scent of male experimenters stress out mice and rats in labs

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 13:25

In an attempt to find out why some scientists are unable to replicate research findings on rodents, a new study has concluded that it`s all got to do with the gender of the experimenters.

Rodents and coffee could inspire space robots in future

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 12:02

Scientists have developed a new line of robots that is aiming to test whether artificial whiskers could help a robot traverse.

Bipedal rodents employ jumps, hops and skips to survive in desert

Last Updated: Sunday, July 07, 2013, 20:09

Researchers have found that bipedal desert rodents are able to co-exist with their quadrupedal counterparts by employing a diverse set of jumps, hops and skips.

Rodents mimic, learn complex sounds: Experts

Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012, 09:30

Rodents can mimic and learn complex calls and sounds, scientists have found.

Rats may have `best bite of rodent world`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 12:58

Mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more effectively than rodents.

Mice to accompany astronauts in Discovery`s final flight

Last Updated: Sunday, October 31, 2010, 16:18

The spacecraft will have 16 rodents.