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Posts tagged extinction

April 8, 2004

 

guineapig

The Largest Rodent Ever

What is the largest rodent to ever live as far as we know?

November 21, 2003

 

The Real Bigfoot

Have scientists discovered the real Bigfoot? Find out on this Moment of Science.

November 19, 2003

 

Rabbits Down Under

Learn how the rabbit population in Australia rose to six-hundred-million over the course of 100 years. "Rabbits Down Under" on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Math of Predator and Prey

For decades, mathematical ecologists struggling to formulate equations that accurately describe the relationship between predator and prey have come up against the following paradox: if the predators are too successful, the prey population dies out, and then the predators end up starving.

September 27, 2003

 

Cheating Cheetahs

This is known as a genetic bottleneck, and it meant that the remaining cheetahs were forced to breed with their relatives.

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