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Dec. 21, 2012

Debunking Doomsday and Exploring Maya Science

Two archaeologists weigh in on what the ancient Maya actually said about 2012. Spoiler: not much.

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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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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