landmines http://wunc.org en Enormous African Rats Detect Landmines Across The Continent http://wunc.org/post/enormous-african-rats-detect-landmines-across-continent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Most Americans think of rats as nuisances to be trapped and destroyed. But in Tanzania,</span></font><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></font><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">giant pouched rats use their acute sense of smell to detect landmines and other explosives. <a href="http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/urban-scientist/">Dr. Danielle Lee</a> is an animal behavior scientist based at Oklahoma State University and she researches the African giant pouched rat.&nbsp;</span></font></p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:08:56 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 31256 at http://wunc.org Enormous African Rats Detect Landmines Across The Continent