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Oct. 30, 2009

Science of Zombies

Yes, we know they're imaginary -- but what would a psychiatrist make of the brain of a zombie?

zombie, undead, halloween

Oct. 29, 2010

An Answer to the Chupacabra Legend?

A biologist says that coyotes suffering from severe mange could be the origin of the 'chupacabra' legends.

legend, halloween, monster, chupacabra, goatsucker

Oct. 31, 2008

Vampire Bats and Other Blood-Suckers

In this Halloween edition of Science Friday, we'll talk with Bill Schutt, the author of a new book called "Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures."

blood, bats, vampires

Oct. 30, 2009

Geek My Halloween

We want to hear how you're bringing science and technology to your Halloween festivities.

halloween, geek, diy

Oct. 22, 2010

Instructables Halloween

Need to put a little geek in your Halloween? We'll get tips from the folks at Instructables about incorporating some engineering DIY into your spookfest.

pumpkin, halloween, costume, diy

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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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