How gerbils orient in the light of the setting sun

A light brown remains light brown: For gerbils, the fur color of their conspecifics appears identical under different lighting conditions. The ability of color constancy in rodents has been demonstrated for the first time ...

Russia puts mice, newts in space for a month (Update)

A Russian rocket carrying a capsule filled with 45 mice and 15 newts along with other small animals blasted off Friday on a month-long orbital mission that should pave the way for manned flights to Mars.

Gerbils also get the winter blues

December 21 -- the date of the winter solstice -- marks the shortest day of the year. Many people may find themselves wanting to spend more time on the couch and less time with friends -- one of the effects of seasonal affective ...

China fights gerbil plague with 'the pill'

Authorities in northwestern China have resorted to using a contraception-abortion pill to rein in a plague of gerbils which is threatening the local desert ecosystem, state media said Wednesday.