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At the Red Eye Café...

... you can stay up all night.(And remember that you can use the Althouse Portal for your Amazon shopping.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Law, Drawing, Rats, Ann Althouse


Is Google programmed to teach us not to write "Democrat Party"?!

In a post earlier this morning, I noticed the congressional Democrats have something called "New Democrat Coalition" and wondered why they accepted using "Democrat" like that when they adamantly oppose "Democrat Party." It's a coalition of Democrats, so Democrat Coalition is fine grammatically. You can use a noun as an adjective when it makes sense. It's the Optimist Club, not the Optimistic Club. Why rankle at "Democrat Party"? And why think you're insulting them by calling it the "Democrat Par...
Tags: Google, Law, Israel, Grammar, Republican Party, Rats, Spelling, Democratic Party, Democrat Party, Hertzberg, Ann Althouse, Optimist Club, Hendrik Hertzberg, New Democrat Coalition, Mesquito, Democrat Coalition


At the Noble Rat Café...

... have some coffee-based conviviality. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Drawing, Rats, Ann Althouse


"The press reports he watches television for hours, is inattentive to briefings, doesn't read, rants, rages, nurses petty resentments..."

"... doesn't listen to those with expertise, doesn't understand the constitutional limits on his office, is increasingly alone and paranoid. Are these things true? What else is true?... Why do those who have worked with Mr. Trump so rarely if ever speak in any depth, in public, of their experience?... Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said a great deal in his resignation letter... But one letter isn't enough. The Trump supporters I know are motivated by patriotism, not spleen, bigotry or bitterness. ...
Tags: Law, Defense, New York Times, Rats, Peggy Noonan, Trump, Omarosa, Mattis, Ann Althouse, Mr Trump, President Trump, Jim Mattis, the anonymous NYT op-ed


The Kernel of Human (or Rodent) Kindness

What we can learn from lab rats that don’t show empathy for other rats.
Tags: News, Research, Empathy, University Of Chicago, Rats


"Yeah, they’ve been fighting and killing each other. They have mole-rat wars to determine who’s going to be the queen..."

".. or who’s going to breed with the queen. We’re hoping things will calm down a little bit now." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Rats, Ann Althouse, Animals Are Jerks


'Genius' Rats Are Flooding DC and Adapting Too Fast to Control

Washington, DC, has a serious rat problem on its hands, and it has little to do with the shady goings-on at some of the highest levels of government. No, we’re talking real, honest to god rat kings who are wreaking havoc on the nation’s capital.Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Washington Dc, Dc, Rats, Rat Invasion


Rats Are a Growing Problem in Washington D.C.

The nation's capital is facing a spiraling rat infestation, fueled by mild winters and a human population boom.
Tags: News, Washington, Rats


Rat in a vending machine

Last week, students at Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, Florida were delighted by a new snack offering in the vending machine. Unfortunately, it wasn't immediately clear how to select this limited time item for purchase. (WPTV)
Tags: Video, News, Snacks, Junk Food, Rats, Vending Machines, Delray Beach Florida, Atlantic Community High School


At the Crying Rat Café...

... you can talk all night.(And remember the Althouse Portal to Amazon.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Law, Rats, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


At the Rattatz Café...

... skitter wherever you like.[Bumped.] [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Cars, Drawing, Rats, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


Second Case of Rat Hepatitis in a Human Reported in Hong Kong

A 70-year-old Hong Kong woman has contracted the rat-specific version of Hepatitis E, signifying only the second time the disease has been documented in humans. Health officials in China are now scrambling to understand the implications of this disturbing new development. Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Biology, China, Infectious Diseases, Hepatitis, Rodents, Rats, Zoonotic Diseases, Hepatitis E


Trilobites: City Rats Eat Meat. Country Rats Eat What They Can.

New research on rats suggests that Aesop was on to something in his ancient fable, “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.”
Tags: News, Rats, Aesop, Buckley, Bones, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Urban Areas, Diet And Nutrition, Archaeology and Anthropology, Toronto (Ontario, Guiry, Eric J, Michael (Scholar


Take a Number: Cats v. Rats? In New York, the Rats Win

At a recycling plant in Brooklyn, fat, stealthy rats were more than a match for feral cats, scientists found.
Tags: New York, News, Cats, New York City, Brooklyn, Rats, Fordham University, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Journal


In Hong Kong, Hepatitis E Strain Jumps From Rats to Humans

Researchers stressed the seriousness of even one case of animal-to-human infection in densely populated areas.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Hepatitis, Rats, University of Hong Kong, Tests (Medical


Rat Version of Hepatitis E Detected in a Human for the First Time

A 56-year-old man from Hong Kong has contracted the rat-specific version of hepatitis E, something never observed before in a human patient. Health officials are now scrambling to understand how this could have happened—and the possible implications.Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Hepatitis, Rats, Viruses, First Time, Zoonotic Diseases, Hepatitis E


Rat in Broth Wipes $190 Million Off Restaurant Chain’s Value

Hotpot restaurants, which have a serving setup similar to that for fondue, have been enjoying a moment in China. One diner’s video may change that.
Tags: News, China, Restaurants, Rodents, Rats, Cooking and Cookbooks, Hygiene and Cleanliness, Chinese Food (Cuisine


Drinking alone, part 2.

1. Earlier today, I had "Deval Patrick, drinking alone" ("... I was actually quite drunk, by myself”). In the comments, The Godfather said, "Drinking alone is bad enough. Admitting to a reporter that you do so is weird." I said:I don't see anything wrong with eating alone in a restaurant and ordering a drink (or even 2 or 3) with your dinner. But getting "quite drunk" alone (especially in public) is embarrassing.2. Everyone seems to be talking about "Embracing päntsdrunk, the Finnish way of drin...
Tags: Law, Nbc News, Maine, Drinking, The Godfather, Introverts, Rats, Solitude, Deval Patrick, Ann Althouse, Briana Volk, Portland Hunt Alpine Club


What Scientists Can Learn From New York City's Freakiest Residents

In a way, cities are giant science labs, providing an environment for organisms that’s unlike anywhere else on the planet. Even though cities have been around for thousands of years, the way that humans are urbanizing our planet in recent decades has become radically transformative for entire ecosystems. Urban living…Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Cities, Rats, Pigeons, Urban Ecology, From The Lab


Some Coral Reefs Need Poop, Study Finds

Bird turds can tell you a lot about an island. For instance, is it smelly or not? But also, how are the coral reefs doing?Read more...
Tags: Science, Conservation, Invasive Species, Rats, Coral Reefs, Islands


Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Rodents Eating Automotive Wiring

We previously discussed how the implementation of bio-plastics in the automotive industry contributed to new claims that rodents have developed a penchant for wiring insulation. While rats gnawing on wires of cars isn’t a novel problem, some believe that the new materials used have exacerbated the issue. Numerous lawsuits have been filed against various manufacturers […] The post Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Rodents Eating Automotive Wiring appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lawsuits, Autos, Rodents, Rats, Wiring, News Blog, Automotive Maintenance, Bio-plastics, Rodent Damage, Warrantee, Wiring Harness


Rat Dies Doing What It Loved: Breaking Into an ATM and Gorging Itself on Nearly $18,000 in Cash

There’s that old adage about dogs chasing cars, not knowing what they’d do if they caught one. Well, a rat in Assam state, India knew exactly what it wanted to do when it broke into an ATM earlier this month, and that was feasting on money until it died.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Animals, India, Atms, Rats, Heists, Assam


Rat eats 1.3 million rupees — $19,000.

In an ATM machine in Gauhati, India. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Money, Law, Rats, GAUHATI India, Ann Althouse


Rodents May Have Flavor Fetish For the Wiring Insulation in Newer Vehicles

Shortly after the dawn of new millennium, automakers started implementing bio-plastics made from corn starch, genetically engineered bacteria, or vegetable fats and oils. The rationale for this was that sustainably sourced materials were better for the environment and lowered dependency on petrochemicals. Unsurprisingly, bio-plastics gained in popularity at roughly the same time as ethanol. Since at […] The post Rodents May Have Flavor Fetish For the Wiring Insulation in Newer Vehicles appeared ...
Tags: Maintenance, Quality, Lawsuits, Autos, Rodents, Rats, Wiring, News Blog, Automotive Maintenance, Product Planning, Bio-plastics, Rodent Damage, Warrantee, Wiring Harness


Rats May Have Flavor Fetish For the Wiring Insulation in Newer Vehicles

Shortly after the dawn of new millennium, automakers started implementing bio-plastics made from corn starch, genetically engineered bacteria, or vegetable fats and oils. The rationale for this was that sustainably sourced materials were better for the environment and lowered dependency on petrochemicals. Unsurprisingly, bio-plastics gained in popularity at roughly the same time as ethanol. Since at […] The post Rats May Have Flavor Fetish For the Wiring Insulation in Newer Vehicles appeared fir...
Tags: Maintenance, Quality, Lawsuits, Autos, Rodents, Rats, Wiring, News Blog, Automotive Maintenance, Product Planning, Bio-plastics, Rodent Damage, Warrantee, Wiring Harness


World's largest rodent extermination plan clears entire island of pests

South Georgia Island (population 20), due east off the tip of South America, had no rodents until 18th-century sailing ships accidentally introduced them. After seven years of work, the island is now rodent-free, allowing native birds to recover. (more…)
Tags: Post, News, Environment, Birds, Invasive Species, Ecology, South America, Rats, Mice, South Georgia Island, Conservations


South Georgia Island Has Finally Been Certified Free of Swarms of Rats That Feasted on Rare Birds

Exterminators have successfully cleansed the remote British overseas territory of South Georgia island in the South Atlantic of invasive rats that, since the year 1775, had been feasting on the eggs and chicks of two species of birds found nowhere else on the planet and many others.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Environment, Conservation, Rats, South Georgia Island, South Atlantic, South Georgia, The Gnawing Hordes


"De Blasio’s rat-killing demonstration is a complete disaster."

NY Post reports:Like a scene from “Tom and Jerry,” workers fruitlessly tried to stomp on the agile rodent when it scurried from a hole in which dry ice had been dropped in an effort to control the furry pests. One worker even swung a shovel at the plucky rat in a comical whack-a-mole routine. But no one could lay a hand on the tiny animal, which dodged all the would-be rat-slayers at the Bushwick Houses and scampered to safety at a playground on Humboldt Street....ADDED: I'm giving this the anim...
Tags: Law, Animal Cruelty, Bill De Blasio, Rats, De Blasio, Ny Post, Tom, Jerry, Ann Althouse, Humboldt Street, Bushwick Houses


Well : What Young Rats’ Workouts Could Tell Us About the Human Heart

Exercising as a youngster might mean more heart-muscle cells as a grown-up.
Tags: News, Heart, Exercise, Rats, Muscles


Curiosity Kills the Rat

Rat hunting, 1850. One of the many diseases harboured by rats is toxoplasmosis . Toxoplasmosis is a major livestock disease and is a serious problem for humans . In the U.S., it is said that toxoplasmosis causes more congenital abnormalities than rubella, syphilis and herpes combined.The Toxoplasma gondii parasite (a protozoan) passes from rats to cats to humans. It has long been known that toxoplasmosis changes rat behavior and makes them more susceptible to predation by domesti...
Tags: Cats, Pets, Oxford, Disease, Rats, Toxoplasma, David Macdonald, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, PBurns