Maria Popova

Jun. 13, 2014

Your Summer Science Book List

Lee Billings and Maria Popova compile your perfect summer science book list.

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Dec. 13, 2013

Science Book Picks for 2013

Journalist Deborah Blum and Maria Popova of Brainpickings.org share their top science books of 2013.

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Aug. 17, 2012

Arbiter of 'Interestingness' Navigates the 'Net

Internet "curator" Maria Popova describes her brand of "combinatorial creativity."

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Mystery Box

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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