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Brilliant Blunders: A Q&A with Mario Livio

Q&As

Even geniuses make mistakes. That’s the reassuring message of the engrossing new book Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein—Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe, by theoretical astrophysicist and noted writer Mario Livio. Livio will give a Frontiers Lecture on Monday, June 10, at the Museum on the topic of brilliant blunders by such towering scientific figures as Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein, and more.

Tags: Astrophysics, Evolution, Q&A

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Adventures in the Global Kitchen: The Art of Fermentation

Podcasts

The process of fermentation—transforming foods to make them more digestible and more nutritious—is as old as humanity itself. In this podcast, join Dan Felder, head of research and development at the Momofuku Culinary Lab, and author and fermentation specialist Sandor Katz, in a lively discussion about kimchi, kefir, and other fermented delicacies.

Tags: Podcasts

Squid and whale renovation circa 2003 (closer up)

Epic Encounter: Giant Squid and Sperm Whale

On Exhibit posts

A thrilling life-and-death struggle between a giant squid and a sperm whale is a highlight of the Museum’s special exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep. The animation brings to life a scene that has fascinated visitors for decades—the sperm whale and giant squid diorama in the Irma and Paul Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life, which is now celebrating the 10th anniversary of a masterful renovation.

Tags: Invertebrates, Whales

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