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Choreographer and gravity-junkie Elizabeth Streb pushes the boundaries of physics—with dance.
The Aspen Center for Physics, a mountain retreat for theoretical physicists, turns 50 this year.
The Harvard physicist discusses her latest book, Knocking On Heaven’s Door.
Do hidden dimensions exist in our universe -- or just in science fiction? We'll talk cosmic mysteries with physicist Lisa Randall.
Much-maligned moths are more than the butterfly’s drab cousin.
Hawk moths feed like hummingbirds. Ty Hedrick wants to know how they hold steady...
Can woolly bear caterpillars predict winter weather?
Several newly-discovered species of caterpillar in Hawaii function equally well ...
A virus known as baculovirus sends caterpillar climbing for the treetops.
\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.