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May 29, 2009


Man examining a Moa skeleton

Moa Treasure

Scientist are studying the extinct giant moa bird and its environment. Find out what kinds of artifacts they are searching for to help their study!

November 26, 2008


Storm Waves

Killer Seas

Most people know about the mass extinction of the dinosaurs, but did you know there have been about twenty-three mass extinctions since life began on earth?

October 2, 2008


Oil covered plain

Dinosaur Oil Crisis

There's some new evidence that a giant oil fire might have had something to do with the dinosaurs' demise. Find out more on today's "Moment of Science."

March 31, 2005


Genetic Poker

Inbreeding is the term used when animals mate with their relatives. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 19, 2004


The Ancestry Of Snakes

Where did snakes lose their limbs? Find out on this Moment of Science.

April 8, 2004



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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