John Cooley

May. 03, 2013

17-Year Cicadas Primed to Emerge

After spending 17 years underground, millions of Brood II cicadas are expected to emerge this spring.

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May. 20, 2011

Every Thirteen Years, Brood Nineteen Is Back

Cicada researcher John Cooley describes the emergence of the periodical cicadas of Brood XIX.

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Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.

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