Majid Ezzati

May. 02, 2008

Life Expectancy Dips for Some in the US

We'll talk with one of the authors of a new study that finds that for some people, in some parts of the US, life expectancy is on the way down, not up.

medicine, health, life expectancy, povery

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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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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