Phillip Manning

Dec. 07, 2007

Science Book Picks for 2007

In this segment, Ira and guests discuss notable books about science, medicine, and the environment that were published in the last year. Call in with your own suggestions!

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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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