A biology professor at the University of Richmond, Jonathan Richardson, and his team of undergraduate researchers are conducting first-of-its-kind research on the Richmond's rat population, the diseases the rats carry, and the risk humans face of contracting those diseases.
Magawa, an African giant pouched rat, won a British charity's top civilian award for animal bravery for seeking out unexploded landmines in Cambodia.
A wide-eyed kangaroo rat sits hunched in darkness among sparse tufts of desert plant life. But the diminutive rodent isn't alone in the Arizona desert. Just inches away, a deadly sidewinder rattlesnake is lying in wait, looking for its next meal.
From down home country and progressive bluegrass to energetic rock n roll and deep southern soul, Barter Theatre's sixty annual January Jams lineup is diverse and intriguing.
If all goes as hoped, squads of keen-nosed African giant pouched rats could be deployed to busy ports to sniff out illegal shipments of pangolin, one of the world’s most-trafficked animals.
When you think of all Chicago is known for, add to the list its Cats at Work program.
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer said last month on a trip to ESPN’s campus in Bristol, Connecticut, that he’d like his successor to come from within the staff, specifically either defensive coordinator Bud Foster or assistant head coach Shane Beamer.
After nearly eight centuries of accusations for spreading the bubonic plague, scientists say they have compelling evidence to exonerate the much-maligned black rat. In the process, they've identified a new culprit.
Suzanne Collins sure does like to put kids in impossible situations.
VMI says one of its graduates was one of the eight American servicemembers killed by an Afghan pilot this past Wednesday.
CHARLOTTE -- The cafeteria at the Federal Reserve Bank in Charlotte plans to reopen next week, after closing because of a rat infestation earl…