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The goat says "Meh"

Visualize a comic book, in your language, and imagine what would be written in the text balloon coming from the mouth of an animal. Now translate it. Derek Abbott of The University of Adelaide (previously) has compiled "the world’s biggest multilingual list" of animal sounds, commands, and pet names.
posted by Room 641-A on May 21, 2014 - 20 comments

Male Scent May Compromise Biomedical Research

Jeffrey Mogil’s students suspected there was something fishy going on with their experiments. They were injecting an irritant into the feet of mice to test their pain response, but the rodents didn’t seem to feel anything. “We thought there was something wrong with the injection,” says Mogil, a neuroscientist at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The real culprit was far more surprising: The mice that didn’t feel pain had been handled by male students. Mogil’s group discovered that this gender distinction alone was enough to throw off their whole experiment—and likely influences the work of other researchers as well. [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Apr 29, 2014 - 82 comments

Its eyes are bigger than its.. everything

Mouse versus biscuit [slyt, via]
posted by estherbester on Oct 31, 2013 - 50 comments

Mouse cloned from drop of blood

Scientists in Japan have cloned a mouse from a single drop of blood. (via)
posted by kliuless on Jun 30, 2013 - 33 comments

how to smooth a mouse path

Twisted Oak Studios talk about how they smoothed the mouse path for the desktop port of the game Jack Lumber, with code examples.
posted by SpacemanStix on Mar 23, 2013 - 13 comments

Badass Mouse is badass.

The little mouse that eats scorpions AND adorably howls at the moon.
posted by Kitteh on Jan 21, 2013 - 32 comments

Haircut Mouse

Haircut Mouse. A short animated film by Michel Gondry.
posted by painquale on Jan 3, 2013 - 10 comments

Clever Critters

Trickmousing: mice doing tricks, being awesome. [more inside]
posted by quin on Dec 31, 2012 - 29 comments

feed with soft paint brush when very young or fussing

How to care for a baby mouse.
posted by that's how you get ants on Jun 10, 2012 - 27 comments

Calm Yourself With A Tiny Mouse Doing Tiny Mouse Things

Brain Storm - "The smartest mouse in the world", runs through an intricate home-made agility course.
posted by The Whelk on May 6, 2012 - 56 comments

Loving You, as the Mouse Loves the Rice

Mouse Loves Rice isn't really a well-known song in the English-speaking west, but it's been huge throughout east Asia since it first hit the net in 2004. The music video (here in English) covers all the big timeless truths about life: beauty, the nature of love, sacrifice, and human-mouse transformation. [more inside]
posted by barnacles on Apr 15, 2012 - 25 comments

Does What it Says On The Tin

Here's a 30-second Video of a Snoring Dormouse. [SLYT]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jan 26, 2012 - 39 comments

John Calhoun's Mouse Utopia

How do you build a mouse Utopia? In 1972, John B. Calhoun detailed the specifications of his Mortality-Inhibiting Environment for Mice: a practical utopia built in the laboratory. . . . To its members, the mouse civilization of Universe 25 must have seemed prosperous indeed. But its downfall was already certain—not just stagnation, but total and inevitable destruction.
posted by saladin on Aug 18, 2011 - 27 comments

Win!

Rock
Paper
Scissors
posted by flabdablet on Aug 9, 2011 - 17 comments

We don't need no img tag!

Asciiflow will let you draw ASCII art with a mouse and skip a lot of painstaking space-bar-hitting.
posted by ignignokt on Aug 5, 2011 - 51 comments

Antique Japanese Postcards

Antique Japanese Postcards via the great pinktentacle.com.
posted by fixedgear on Jan 30, 2011 - 7 comments

The physics of drying off

The Wet-Dog Shake (SLYT). Scientists have worked out the optimum amount of shaking that animals have to do to dry themselves after getting wet. Filming in slow motion, they captured various animals shaking themselves off, from a wet mouse to a big grizzly bear. [more inside]
posted by 7-7 on Oct 30, 2010 - 41 comments

USDA glues acetaminophen-laced frozen mice to cardboard, bombs Guam treetops to kill snakes

USDA glues acetaminophen-laced frozen mice to cardboard, bombs Guam treetops to kill snakes
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Sep 30, 2010 - 48 comments

40 years of Xerox Parc

"The Office of the Future" 40 Years Later - 40 years of Xerox Parc, the Palo Alto research group responsible for the desktop computer interface as we know it today.
posted by Artw on Sep 20, 2010 - 24 comments

Queer Science

Less than two weeks after a controversial paper came to light advocating the pre-natal treatment of some female fetuses with a hormone to make their behavior more stereotypically female (previously discussed here) comes news of actual animal research on causing the opposite inclination. By knocking out the fucose mutarotase gene, scientists in South Korea have apparently created "Lesbian mice" who prefer other female mice and who resist the attempts of male mice to mate with them. Article abstract, and coverage by The Telegraph.
posted by Asparagirl on Jul 9, 2010 - 19 comments

Mickey and Goofy sell speed in Africa.

Mickey and Goofy sell speed in Africa.
posted by pollex on Jun 20, 2010 - 33 comments

Steel Mouse Pads

The last mouse pad you will ever need. [via mefi projects] [more inside]
posted by WolfDaddy on Mar 31, 2010 - 66 comments

Why should I and noble Lords trust the Executive to deal with mice when they cannot deal with the economy?

Earlier this month, there was an entertaining debate in the House of Lords about pest control in the Palace of Westminister, where the Lords meet. via kottke.org [more inside]
posted by cider on Mar 31, 2010 - 13 comments

It's Thursday evening in the 21st century and I still don't have a jetpack. And now mice can hover. It's unfair.

Somewhere on Earth, in a laboratory, a mouse is levitating. Science is awesome.
posted by ardgedee on Sep 10, 2009 - 63 comments

Ganesh Chaturthi

Mouse. No, not that one… hmmm, no, not this one either… this one. He’s a part of the Ganesh Charturthi Festival that’s taking place here, and you are all welcome to watch.
posted by hadjiboy on Aug 24, 2009 - 12 comments

What's Opera, Doc?

And now presenting the 10 Best Uses Of Classical Music In Classic Cartoons!
posted by litterateur on Jul 2, 2009 - 33 comments

"All I got in this world is my balls and my word and I don't break either of 'em for nobody!"

Before the mouse, there was the trackball. Built for DATAR in 1952, DATAR turned out to be a complete failure. The next user interface device that used a ball was the mouse at Xeroc Parc in 1972. Trackballs are a dying breed of interface devices. But sometimes a trackball just seems more natural choice for certain applications - not so obvious for others. Would you sit on one?
posted by bigmusic on Jun 17, 2009 - 65 comments

Dark Night Of The Soul

Full Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse album Dark Night of the Soul is streaming right now on NPR. Info about album dispute here.
posted by forallmankind on May 16, 2009 - 50 comments

Mother of All Demos

Forty years ago, Douglas Engelbart gave the Mother of All Demos. [more inside]
posted by honest knave on Dec 8, 2008 - 35 comments

Beat that, Algernon!

"The world's longest and hardest mouse agility course," brought to you by these guys. Don't forget to browse the gallery of cute mouse and rat pictures.
posted by MaryDellamorte on Dec 7, 2008 - 23 comments

Please Say Something........any answer will do

Please Say Something -- ten quick animated episodes starring Mouse and Cat. [description] | More animation by David O'Reilly, creator of the "award-winning destructive and massively overrated" RGB XYZ [previously on MeFi]. | [be warned: some animations NSFW for language; jarring sounds and flashing colors in places.]
posted by not_on_display on Jul 16, 2008 - 11 comments

Mighty mouse conquers cancer

1999: Researchers at Wake Forest University discover an incredible oddity: a mouse resistant to many forms of cancer. The resistance is found to be inherited (Pubmed link). 2006: They show that cancer resistance can be transferred (Pubmed link) to non-resistant mice. 2008: They've found that the resistance is mediated through blood cells called granulocytes, and that some humans potentially have the same ability to resist cancer. Now they need your help. [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Jun 29, 2008 - 20 comments

Underthinking a plate of cheese

How to catch a mouse without a mousetrap. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jun 20, 2008 - 49 comments

of mice and men and women

Nine Ways to Make Your Mouse Roar l elegantly hand painted mouse l visual mouse software l Mouser: Operate your mouse with your keyboard [more inside]
posted by nickyskye on Dec 29, 2007 - 12 comments

fear stinks

A mouse has been genetically engineered to no longer fear cats. Surely this is now only a matter of time. [more inside]
posted by leibniz on Nov 8, 2007 - 29 comments

Somewhere, over the brainbow...

Brainbow. Using some very cool genetic tricks, Harvard scientists have found a way to make transgenic mice that express various mixtures of different coloured fluorescent proteins in their neurons. The result, individual brain cells with up to 90 distinct colours. Not surprisingly, this visually impressive work is in this month's issue of Nature.
posted by kisch mokusch on Nov 1, 2007 - 19 comments

Mouse, that is.

Ugly Mickey. [via]
posted by Armitage Shanks on Oct 29, 2007 - 21 comments

Wind thy Self

Some of you likely have read, The Mouse and His Child. Some of you may remember the movie. It is not in print. Here it is on YouTube.
posted by Alex404 on Jul 21, 2007 - 14 comments

I, for one, welcome...

[scifilter] Scientists use a supercomputer to simulate a biological neural structure "as big and as complex as half of a mouse brain"
posted by delmoi on Apr 29, 2007 - 51 comments

That's got to be a joke... right?

On Sunday, April 1, ThinkGeek.com jokingly introduced the 8-bit Tie, and due to customer demand, claims that now it'll be a real product. On Friday, April 13, apparently due to customer demand, hard drive manufacturer WiebeTech has now introduced the MouseJiggler, and claims it's not a joke.
posted by Fofer on Apr 14, 2007 - 28 comments

The Phantom Compass Syndrome

Hacking the Senses: The brain is far more plastic than we commonly realize. Presenting new 'senses' via the old inputs works extremely well, to the point that long-term volunteers are a little lost without their new abilities to feel magnetic north or absolute orientation. Tasting direction; feeling pictures. Fascinating stuff. In a loosely related article, genetically modified mice are able to see the full color range visible to humans, even though the last natural mouse able to see this way died out a hundred million years ago. Add the new sensors, and the brain reconfigures. [via]
posted by Malor on Apr 5, 2007 - 68 comments

Dead Animal Art

Still lifes of dead animals.
posted by dios on Apr 4, 2007 - 39 comments

We've got big balls

Mouse balls aren't the only testes that can heal. PrimeGen Biotech has announced just a few days later that they have discovered the same thing in human balls. That was quick.
posted by the giant pill on Apr 4, 2006 - 20 comments

How do I clear my google cache again?

I'm embarassed for my mice to have to say this but ... Their testicles are HUGE, like almost as big as their heads. Good thing for humanity too, as mice testicles may provide a source of stem cells free of the usual ethical considerations.They may also hold the solutions to transplant rejection and infertility. Is there anything those fuzzy globes can't do?
posted by hindmost on Mar 28, 2006 - 22 comments

Apple in two-button mouse shocker

Mouse? Trackball? One button? Two? Now, thanks to Apple, you can have all four.
posted by Mwongozi on Aug 2, 2005 - 141 comments

150m year-old termite eater

Who ate termites first?
Ancient rat-like, mammals.
posted by dfowler on Apr 1, 2005 - 7 comments

L33tMouseSkillz

Mouse Skill Tester. Friday Fun or Friday Frustration depending on your temperament.
posted by srboisvert on Jul 9, 2004 - 9 comments

MouseCount!

MouseCount counts the number of times you click your mouse--information useful to computer usage studies, ergonomics, repetitive stress measurement, and more. This program saves you the trouble of counting all those clicks yourself! Screw that, I'm just a curious dork. (fyi: link goes to description page only, but the download is a .zip file)
posted by Ufez Jones on Feb 25, 2004 - 6 comments

Liquid Mouse Christ

Santa is trapped in a usb mouse.
posted by srboisvert on Dec 23, 2003 - 8 comments

KABOOM!

Whatever you do, don't touch anything, especially the walls! [note: flash]
posted by crunchland on Aug 3, 2003 - 25 comments

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