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Marinade myths, charcoal chemistry, and the elusive “smoke ring”—the science behind barbecue and grilling.
Two of Oregon’s craft brew experts pore over hops, yeast, malt, and the microbiology of beer.
Ira Flatow and guests discuss the science of steak, like how grass affects the fat in a cut of beef.
As you prepare for the 4th of July, a salute to one of the founding fathers of our country - Benjamin Franklin.
Think caffeine dehydrates you? Or that you can't get too much water on a hot day? Douglas Casa, of the Korey Stringer Institute, sets the record straight.
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.