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House mice (Mus musculus) happily live wherever there are humans.
A new study shows how house mice found unexpected ways to evolve resistance to a common poison and thrive, despite humanity's best efforts to keep them at bay.
BISMARCK, N.D., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ahh--April.
A Minnesota woman who died from hantavirus may have contracted the rodent-linked disease during a trip through the Grand Canyon, authorities said. The woman, whose name and hometown were not released, died June 12 at a hospital outside Arizona, said Trish Lees, a spokeswoman for the Coconino County, Ariz., Health Department. The woman, in her early 50s, may have contracted the disease during a family boating trip on the Colorado River in mid- to late-May, Lees told the Arizona Daily Sun,...
Nearly everyone at the Palm Beach County Courthouse has a mouse tale to tell since a rodent population boom began, the Palm Beach (Fla.) Post said Friday. Something has caused the number of mice infesting the building to balloon to the point they are a common site scampering around during trials and even falling out of the ceiling. They're so cute, joked case manager Nancy Dixon.
Scientists in the UK are studying the genes of mice with the goal of tracking human migration patterns throughout history.
The African pygmy mouse (Mus minutoides) can be found in the sub-Saharan areas of Africa. This mouse, perhaps the smallest of all rodents, can also be found living as pets around the world. Being social creatures, African pygmy mice will live in colonies preferably around water in grassy areas. When kept as pets, the mice cannot be left alone. Although the underbelly of the African pygmy mouse is a pale white, the rest of fur is colored reddish orange. The triangular ears, although small,...
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.