Martin Richards

Oct. 31, 2008

The Secret of The Mummy's DNA

We'll get a Halloween-day look at new DNA analysis of Oetzi, a mummified man from 5300 years ago who was discovered in a melting glacier in the Italian Alps.

mummy, dna, mitochondrial dna, evolution

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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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