Hero Rats in Cambodia Are Saving Lives By Sniffing Out Land Mines

Rats are the overlooked and under-loved poor relations of the rodent world. While they’re smarter than both hamsters and guinea pigs, there’s something about their teeth, or their eyes, or their tails—god, the tails—that just seems to freak people out. But perhaps the following news will change the public’s mind: Rats… »7/13/15 10:45pm7/13/15 10:45pm


Vogue’s Shiny New Office Has a Big Rat Problem

Earlier this month, Condé Nast commenced its long-anticipated move to 1 World Trade Center, whose landlord is counting on the magazine publisher to anchor the building and attract other hip companies to the fortified Financial District. The ongoing rodent problem at Vogue, however, might give some prospective… »11/21/14 2:49pm11/21/14 2:49pm

New York City's Displaced Rat Population Simply Cannot Wait to Give You the Bubonic Plague

Before I moved to NYC, I was embarrassingly afraid of rats. Once, I walked out of the back door of my apartment in Chicago and saw a gigantic rat running down the stairs right past me and I screamed so loudly that people on other floors came outside to make sure I wasn't currently in the process of being murdered.… »10/31/12 2:31pm10/31/12 2:31pm

Your Morning Squee: Opossum Shreds the Slopes on His Snowboard

I had no idea that opossums tolerated being held let alone strapped to a piece of fiberglass and hurled down a mountain. This sort-of-cute little dude's name is Ratatouillie, and his handler must not have thought that Ratatouillie's internet humiliation was complete without making the rail-riding rodent wear an ugly… »3/09/12 9:30am3/09/12 9:30am