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mouse : any of numerous small rodents with pointed snout, small ears, elongated body, and slender tail (Mouse, 2015) [1]blank.gifWebster
Mouse (plural: mice) is a small mammal belonging to the order of rodents. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse (Mus musculus). It is also a popular pet. In some places, certain kinds of field mice are also common. This rodent is eaten by large birds such as hawks and eagles. They are known to invade homes for food and occasionally shelter. Cats, wild dogs, foxes, birds of prey, snakes and even certain kinds of arthropods have been known to prey heavily upon mice. Nevertheless, because of its remarkable adaptability to almost any environment, the mouse is one of the most successful mammalian genera living on Earth today. Primarily nocturnal animals, mice compensate for their poor eyesight with a keen sense of hearing, and rely especially on their sense of smell to locate food and avoid predators. (Mouse, 2015) [2]blank.gif Wikipedia

Spotlight


Could the Cure for Cancer be Found in Mole Rats?


A Homely Rodent May Hold Cancer-Fighting Clues (Carl Zimmer, New York Times)
Simple molecule prevents mole rats from getting cancer (Ewen Callaway, Nature)
Naked mole-rat gives cancer clues (Helen Briggs BBC News)

Related


Here are some other famous mammals:
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These are the most intelligent mammals:
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primate blank.gifgorillablank.gifmonkeyblank.gifapeblank.gifsee also human


Resources


How to Care for Pet Mice


More How to Care for Pet Mice videos on YouTube...

These are links to resources organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. more...

Type

Subject Specific Links
portal

BBC wildlife Finder, New world rats & mice
dictionary

OneLook Merriam-Webster Free Wiktionary Visuwords
encyclopedia

A-Z Animals, mouse The Electronic Zoo, Rodents Mouse (Wikipedia)
directory

Specific Pet Rodents, Mice, Hamsters and Gerbils (Internet Public Library)
Free Internet Public Library dmoz Commercial Best of the Web
search

"mouse" DuckDuckGo WolframAlpha
product

shop Amazon eBay gift Zazzle
library

Library of Congress
lcsh

WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress UPenn Online Books Open Library Hathi Trust
dewey

599 Mammals Dewey Browse
book

ISBNdb Google Books eBooks.com Barnes and Noble Amazon eBay Books
course

Open Education Consortium
blog

WordPress
news

ScienceDaily.com, mice
NPR Archives Google News
article

Google Scholar
government

National Center for Biotechnology Information: Mouse Genome Resources USA.gov

Invisible


Scientists Made This Mouse Nearly Invisible!


Whole-Body Imaging with Single-Cell Resolution by Tissue Decolorization (Cell)

Computer


Rat Brains Linked To Create Biological Computer


Rodent Mind Meld: Scientists Wire Two Rats’ Brains Together (Greg Miller, Wired)
One rat brain 'talks' to another using electronic link (Jen Whyntie BBC Radio Science Unit)

Fun


Brainstorm, world's smartest mouse


Rat loves cat!


Hitch Hiker's Guide, Mice Rule!


Cyber Mice Party - online game

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Mice News -- ScienceDaily



    Credit

    Editor Mary E. Hopper
    Contributor Neil R. Carlson


    © Cosma creator mehopper editor mehopper revised 7/16/2016 v.1.5
    1. ^ Mouse. (2015). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved July 11, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mouse
    2. ^ Mouse. (2015). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved July 11, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouse