A laboratory rodent driving the “RatCar” in Virginia on October 1. Photo: University of Richmond via AFP

Rats trained to drive tiny cars find it relaxing, scientists report

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A laboratory rodent driving the “RatCar” in Virginia on October 1. Photo: University of Richmond via AFP
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