Say Cheese! Now NY rat takes a selfie

In a first, a rat took a selfie from a passed out man's phone on a New York city railway station, a media report said.

Rat on board grounds Air India plane

A rodent forced the grounding of an Air India aircraft that arrived here from Kolkata as the plane was taken to a remote bay for fumigation.

Rat found in mid-day meal in govt school near Mangalore

A rat was found in the sambar kept ready for midday-meal at a government primary school at Krishnapur near here, causing anxiety among authorities in the backdrop of the recent tragedy in Bihar.

Rat may have caused this week`s Fukushima outage

This week`s power outage at Japan`s tsunami-crippled nuclear plant may have been caused by a rat.

Woman drops pant after rat runs up her trouser

Ana Vargas, 40, was sitting in the train as it approached New York`s Columbus Circle station when the rodent suddenly crawled up her leg.

Nepal hopes to win rat race

Rats destroy 35 percent of the millet produced in Nepal, 13 percent paddy and 15 percent wheat

2,000 yr-old monster rodent

The remains of the giant rodent have been found in East Timor.

Iran satellite launch puts rat, turtles in space

Iran on Wednesday hailed the successful launch of a home-built satellite carrying a rat, turtles and worms, amid Western concerns Tehran is using its nuclear and space industries to develop atomic and ballistic weapons.

Rat pack: Scientists warming up to African rodent

Naked mole rats don`t get cancer. They shrug off brushes with acid and age so well, some are older than the college-aged researchers handling them.

Novel treatment helps paralysed rats walk again after spinal-cord injury

Experimenting on rats, a team of researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) have found that a combination of drugs, electrical stimulation and regular exercise can enable paralysed animals to walk.

New species of giant rat found

An expedition team has found a new species of giant rat in an extinct volcano in the jungle of Papua New Guinea, which at 82cm length, is as big as a cat.