Andrew Lo

Mar. 13, 2009

Scientists on Wall Street

When the market was flying high, many mathematicians and physicists made their way from academia and scientific research to the trading floor. Now that some of their models and equations are being blamed for a role in the economic downturn, are scientists

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\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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