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Cancer researcher Harold Varmus discusses how scientists’ understanding of cancer has evolved.
A conversation with Harold Varmus, former NIH director and new leader of the National Cancer Institute, about science, politics, and the route from pure science to medical treatments.
Ira talks with Nobel-winning biologist Harold Varmus about his work, biological research, and the intersection between politics and science.
New rules at the National Institutes of Health will make NIH-funded research more accessible to the public.
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.