Scientists believe the extra-long pubic hairs help the rat in reproduction
Tests have confirmed 20 people died after contracting the disease on the island
Between six and seven million people in the UK take the medicines every day to lower 'bad cholesterol' in the blood
A Swedish pest control company has confirmed the discovery of sewer rats with an immunity to commonly used anti-rodent poisons.
Artist Alfredo Jaar makes the point that while 28 countries own national pavilions inside the Giardini, the remaining 60 are kept outside. Chile, his own country, has to rent its pavilion.
A synthetic kidney made from a patient’s own skin cells might soon be ready for the first human transplant following the creation of a similar artificial organ in laboratory animals, scientists said today.
The author of His Dark Materials is excited to see his new story, I Was a Rat!, performed on stage in Birmingham
Research into 'man-machine interface' could one day allow people to communicate directly with electronic devices by thought alone
Another day, another 50 Shades of Grey story. So what is the latest development being attributed to the popularity of E L James' sadomasochistic tale, now the fastest-selling paperback of all time?
Nigel is encouraged to tidy in a frock. It doesn't solve much, but we get to have a gawp
Inspired by a surge in interest in taxidermy, Genevieve Roberts learns to stuff a mouse called Derek... to wear as a brooch
Benjamin Mee, the inspiration behind the new Matt Damon film, recalls a mad week of tigers and premieres
Farmers want to stop the spread of TB in cattle. But Brock will fight back, says Harry Mount
During a local truce on 15 April 1945 after fierce fighting along the Rhine, Trooper Fred Smith, one of Montgomery's "Desert Rats" who had fought through North Africa and later Normandy, thought he had seen all the horrors of war. Hitler's men were on the run, Smith's 7th Armoured Division were pushing towards Hamburg and Berlin and he was confident he'd soon be back in London's East End
Restrictions on taking pets on holiday are to be relaxed. Simon Calder offers a ruff guide
Research into cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's could be set back by boycott