Why rats are overdosing in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Rodents and other pets have been getting into their owners’ drugs, forcing community volunteers to play emergency vet

A neuroscientist author blinds readers with science

Jay Hosking’s Three Years With The Rat is unsettling like Paul Auster, complex like David Mitchell—and a bit unwieldy

How cities are making our rats smarter and spiders bigger

The wildlife around us are evolving to adapt to life in the big city

New York City has a plan for its rats: sterilize the females

There are a lot of rats in New York City and, as anyone who has ridden a NYC subway can tell you, the rodents like to make their home in the underground tunnels of the Metropolitan Transport Authority.

Good news, bad news

Good news, bad news

The U.S. goes four years without a commercial airline crash and J. Lo finds a way around the Grammys dress code


Rats: fuzzy friends or fiendish foes?

Montrealers see them as a scourge; in B.C. they’re coddled house pets


The race to go rat-free

The ‘parasite of man’ is to be eradicated as cities around the world vie to be the first to go rat-free

Agents of extinction

Rats: Agents of extinction

Scientists now link rats to the destruction of more than 100 island species, from birds to shrubs

The year of the rat

The world’s smartest vermin are on the march—and planning a winter invasion


Hamelin to Pied Piper: come back

This time, the people of Hamelin had better pay up


Megapundit Extra: Best comment ever?

The somewhat renowned Happy Seven is the latest of Toronto’s Chinatown eateries to fall victim to the business-crippling combination of rodent infestations and cellphone cameras.