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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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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