Posts tagged “mice”

  1. Previously: Scientists are casually ruining mice's brains. "Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won't find these critters scampering in your kitchen. The transparent rodents aren't alive and they're for research only, to help scientists study fine details of anatomy. Before they are treated with chemicals, the animals are euthanized and their skin removed. Researchers made their inner organs transparent, but not their bones." "What's wrong, Carol?" "What?" "I…

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  2. Kevin Sharp last treated The Toast to the morning utterances of Leonard Cohen. I. "Ripley Is Found"   Home is not a short trip. Hibernate. Capable of surviving for long periods in warmth of a structure.   Areas that are dark and protected.   Ordinary.   Temperatures outside drop. Naked. Dependent.   Searching for a warmer place to live.

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  3. If you give a mouse a cookie, your life will no longer be your own. You will never again know peace; you have already given in. He's going to ask for a glass of milk and you will give it to him, because you are incapable of acting in your own best interests. When you give him the milk (just say no, no is a perfectly reasonable response; why won't you say it?) he'll probably…

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  4. Mallory has gone to Utah to visit Nicole, and Utah has thus far lived up to all expectations. We will be providing you with semi-regular updates of our adventures together, because life is short and time is fleeting. So far we have made carnitas and pumpkin chocolate-chip bread and gone to the mall. Sunday night, the cat (heretofore known as Cat) dragged a mouse (hereby known as Brimley) into the master bedroom, where both of…

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  5. Scientists have finally found a way to implant false memories in mice's brains, for important scientific reasons. "...And then they start to associate the second chamber with the fear response. See, he's shaking. Pretty cool, right?" "Yeah. Yeah, it's great." "You don't seem that excited." "No, I am. I am. It's great. It's just..." "Just what?" "Well, it's just like, at what point does what we do stop being science and start being just...seeing what we can…

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