Riley Crane

Dec. 11, 2009

DARPA Balloon Hunt Challenge

The challenge: find the geographic coordinates of 10 red weather balloons scattered across the country, as quickly as possible. We'll talk with the winner of the DARPA-sponsored contest.

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Happy National Moth Week!

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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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