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The half-century bloom of a bamboo species leads to an explosion in the rat population in the Indian state of Mizoram. 8/15/2012

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Catching Rats (on Film)

Catching Rats (on Film)

A rat in his bed. Rats for dinner. Milking rats. All par for the course for “Rat Attack” producer Jeremy Zi...

Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct

Rats do it to survive, but why is infanticide so widespread among primates, and what does that say about us?

Population Ecology

Population Ecology

When oak trees shed huge numbers of acorns every few years, it has ramifications throughout the ecosystem.

Plant vs. Predator

Plant vs. Predator

Ecologist Dan Janzen demystifies a once-a-half-century mass seeding and its stupendous impact.

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