30: Rat Utopia

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30: Rat Utopia

Do rats go to heaven? The answer is yes, but it’s not as nice as you might think! Corry tells the story of John B Calhoun, a man who ran massive, years long experiments on rats and mice to really see what made them tick. Turns out rats and humans aren’t as different as we expected. References and Further Reading https://youtu.be/5m7X-1V9nOs https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-mouse-utopias-1960s-led-grim-predictions-humans-180954423/ https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-349-24483-6_20 https://www.theguardian.com/science/the-h-word/2016/mar/23/science-ballard-high-rise-animal-research-pathological-overcrowding https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-8330.1973.tb00574.x http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/22514/1/2308Ramadams.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2636191/ Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/SciGuys Watch us on YouTube: http://youtube.com/SciGuys Follow the Sci Guys @notcorry / @jampkin / @lukecutforth
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