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Grab your magnifying glass and your slide rule and get ready to solve some mathematical mysteries.
You might think watching a few episodes of 'American Idol' qualifies you to pick the hits -- but could math help record companies score hit singles?
Amazonian villagers with no schooling understand basic geometry as well as math-schooled adults.
Join guest host Joe Palca in this hour of Science Friday for a look at how mathematicians and computer scientists can help track terrorist activity.
Sure, the math teacher said this stuff was important -- but why?
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.