James Watson

Nov. 16, 2012

The Double Helix and Beyond: Catching Up With James Watson

Nearly 60 years later, James Watson reflects on the legendary race to solve the structure of DNA.

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The Myth of the Woolly Bear

\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.

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