The daughter of Osamu Tezuka, legendary creator of Astro Boy, Black Jack, and Buddha, recently discovered some of her father's locked away sketches, including a handful of drawings of a rather voluptuous mouse.
Jeff de Boer's elaborate suits of armor imagine a fanciful world in which cats and mice have learned to smith metal and construct for themselves often ornate suits of armor. Through the years, he's expanded his visions of animal armor, creating armor inspired by Medieval times, Ancient Rome, the Renaissance Era, and…
Researchers have shown that male mice that eat yogurt lug around bigger testicles, inseminate partners faster, and produce more offspring than those who don't. And yogurt-eating females give birth to larger and healthier litters.
The gene PTEN is a tumor suppressor, making it one of the best genes to have in the fight against cancer. But the latest research suggests that preventing cancer is just the beginning of all the amazing things this gene can do.
We're used to mice being small and elephants being big, but there's no reason they will stay that way forever. Elephants could become pipsqueaks and mice could get mammoth... and one of those will happen much faster than the other.
If you've ever seen a common domestic mouse, your first thought probably wasn't, "You know, I bet that guy has an amazing singing voice." But it turns out male house mice are rodent crooners, singing ultrasonic love songs to woo females.
Laziness might not be the only reason why some people have so much trouble staying physically fit. Removing just two genes from mice completely saps them of their will to exercise, and a similar process might exist in humans.
Have you ever found yourself thinking, "Mice are pretty great, but wouldn't it be awesome if they were more pretentious?" That was apparently the thinking behind this 2008 experiment that tried to turn regular mice into wine snobs.