Joe Acaba

Jun. 29, 2012

Astronauts Prepare for Departure

We’ll check in with crewmembers on board the International Space Station, just days before several are scheduled to return to Earth after months in orbit.

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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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