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Extinction Countdown

Can Google’s page-rank algorithm help save endangered species and ecosystems?

Google HP on Earth Day 2008

When users seek information from Google, the search engine relies on a proprietary algorithm called PageRank™ to determine the order of the sites that show up in search results. Now, two researchers say a similar algorithm can be used to determine which species are critical to the preservation of ecosystems, allowing scientists to focus conservation [...]

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Apple, meet Orange

Why are we approaching biodiversity conservation from such different points of view? We are currently rounding out the year 2010, proclaimed by the U.N. as the "International Year of Biodiversity."  While the recognition of the importance of nature is extremely valuable, I’m left at a loss as to what a "year of biodiversity" really means. [...]

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