Friday, May 12, 2006

Rats rule!

Cool article about rats being used to sniff out landmines.


SIBATE, Colombia (Reuters) - Her name is Lola and she's at the top of her class of risk-running rodents being trained to sniff out landmines in Colombia, home to the world's highest number of mine-related deaths and injuries last year.

The smartest rat among the first six that the government is teaching to locate explosive devices planted by leftist rebels, she has a 90 percent success rate in locating explosive material in her laboratory training maze....more