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In a simple experiment, researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.    The free rat, occasionally hearing distress calls from its compatriot, learned to open the cage and did so with greater efficiency over time. It would release the other animal even if there wasn’t the payoff of a reunion with it. Astonishingly, if given access to a small hoard of chocolate chips…

A new model of empathy: the rat In a simple experiment, researchers at the University of Chicago sought to find out whether a rat would release a fellow rat from an unpleasantly restrictive cage if it could. The answer was yes.

What happens when rats are fed soy?

Still think soy is good for your rats?

Awesome story, faith in humanity restored!!

Such a heart warming story. Xxoo Awesome story, faith in humanity restored…It just makes my heart happy.

A sloth with a tracking device on its back

How sloths breathe upside down

Sloths have an adhesive that glues their organs to their ribcage to keep their diaphragm from being compressed.

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Alison Gopnik on new epigenetics research that reveals genes' role in poverty

Rat Markings by pandemoniumfire on deviantART

Please do not copy and redistribute this without my permission. Do not claim this as your own! So this idea has been in the works for some time because everytime I look for rat markings I find a lo.

These rats needed saving. At least one couple was up to the task.

Video: Heart-Pounding Rat Rescue On The West Side Highway

This cat is awesome!

Meet Millie, the mountain climbing cat. What an awesome pet! I always knew I'd be an awesome cat

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