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The Book Club Catches 'The Andromeda Strain'

The Science Friday book club chats about Michael Crichton's 1969 classic sci-fi thriller.

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Richard Preston: Panic in Level 4

In this segment, Ira talks with science writer Richard Preston about his craft, and about the stories and people he has covered over the years.

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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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