Mario Livio

May. 17, 2013

When Great Scientists Got It Wrong

In Brilliant Blunders, Mario Livio explores colossal errors by science's greatest minds.

cosmology, physics, space, astronomy, Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein, Mario Livio

Apr. 23, 2010

The Hubble at 20

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, and we're having a celebration.

space, telescope, hubble, astronomy

Feb. 27, 2009

Year of Astronomy

We'll get a look at the International Year of Astronomy.

astronomy, anniversaries

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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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