Rats are ticklish just like humans

Rats are ticklish just like humans

Just like humans, rats are ticklish and can laugh when tickled. Scientists believe rats could therefore help us understand how the human brain reacts to being tickled. Monitoring the rodents’ brain activity while tickling them, they have shown that an area of the brain known as the somatosensory cortex, which is particularly sensitive to touch, is activated. Nov 11, 2016
At least 16 arrests made at Anti-Trump protest in New York

At least 16 arrests made at Anti-Trump protest in New York

New York police arrested at least 16 people as protesters gathered late on 9 November at one of Donald Trumps hotels in Manhattan. Chanting slogans and holding placards, the several-hundred strong crowd were venting their disapproval at the reality show host and real estate developer being voted the 45th president of the United States. Similar protests were held in other major cities across America. Nov 10, 2016
Paralysed monkeys walk again

Paralysed monkeys walk again

Monkeys with spinal injuries that have left them paralysed have been able to walk again through wireless implants in their brains and spines which bypass the injury. Scientists say that this new technology could be used to help paralysed people regain control of their bodies. Nov 9, 2016