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Russian scientists at the A. N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution have determined that mice that are exposed to cat urine in infancy do not avoid the smell later in life, and therefore get eaten by their feline predators, EurekAlert reports. “Because the young mice (less than two weeks old) are being fed milk […]

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A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that a conditioned fear-triggering response to a particular stimuli can be transmitted from a rodent mother to her offspring. The experiment gave adult female rodents mild electric shocks while exposed to the scent of peppermint. The rodents became conditioned to exhibit a fear response […]

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Okay, let’s try to get through this together. A few months ago, a bunch of researchers from London’s King’s College grew a full set of “human/mouse” hybrid teeth using human stem cells from gum tissue and mouse kidneys. At the time, I called it the “most unnerving study ever.” Well, because science hates us all […]

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The police department of Wichita, Kansas is still searching for a culprit in a case of missing weed from their evidence department. They have no specific suspects yet, but they’ve at least been able to narrow things down to a particular species: peromyscus maniculatus, the common mouse. That search produced the above image, perhaps the most […]

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When Hurricane Sandy hit NYU Hospital, it killed power, forced evacuations, and prompted an amazing, successful baby delivery in the middle of the storm. Though no human lives were lost in the ordeal, the lives of thousands of lab mice–and years of scientific research–were. Though the loss of so many animal lives is sad on […]

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If it’s not suicidal geese, runway blockading turtles or loitering jackrabbits creating problems at JFK for pilots outside the plane, it’s dastardly vermin like mice causing problems inside the cabin. Well, make that a mouse. NYC Aviation reports: “The captain of a Delta 767-400 refused to operate a flight to London after a mouse was […]

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