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Ira and guests talk about the physics and materials science that go into one of the symbols of summer -- the baseball bat.
The new Yankee Stadium has been accused of being too home-run happy. We'll take a look at the physics of the ballpark, and the combination of engineering factors that help shape the play of America's pastime.
It's another sign of spring -- the opening games of the baseball season. We'll talk about science and medicine as they relate to America's pastime.
New research sifts through the statistics of the disabled list in Major League Baseball.
We use our hands to play flamenco guitar, crochet a sweater and grip a baseball bat...but how did we get such great dexterity? In this segment of Science Friday, guest host Joe Palca takes a look at how humans came up with such a great hand.
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.