Rat Attack: Why do huge swarms of rats overrun a bamboo forest in India once every half-century? Airs on PBS February 24, 2009
The Producer's Story

The Producer's Story
A rat in his bed. Rats for dinner. Milking rats. All par for the course while filming "Rat Attack."

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 Explosion

Population Explosion
In this interactive, trace the effects of the best-understood mass seeding of all, that of oak-tree acorns.

Plant vs. Predator

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

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