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Forget balancing a checkbook. Today there are better ways for the budget-minded to keep track of bank balances.
Ellis Hamburger, a reporter at The Verge, talks about why social media giants are betting on news.
Ellis Hamburger, a reporter for The Verge, talks about a few of his favorite mail-managing apps.
In this episode of App Chat, Ellis Hamburger debates the pros and cons of Square Cash.
“Quantified self” apps count your steps, measure your sleep, and collect a bevy of other details.
Much-maligned moths are more than the butterfly’s drab cousin.
Hawk moths feed like hummingbirds. Ty Hedrick wants to know how they hold steady...
Can woolly bear caterpillars predict winter weather?
Several newly-discovered species of caterpillar in Hawaii function equally well ...
A virus known as baculovirus sends caterpillar climbing for the treetops.
\tLegend holds that the length of a woolly bear caterpillar’s color bands can be used to forecast how severe the winter weather will be. The myth dates back to colonial American folklore but was popularized by a 1948 study. SciFri finds out if there’s any truth to the lore, and what the caterpillar’s fuzzy bristles are really used for.