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Brilliant Blunders in Science: Video

In a Perimeter Instirute public lecture, astrophysicist Mario Livio overviews some of the biggest blunders in science and their unexpected revelations.

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On Wednesday (June 1), renowned astrophysicist and bestselling author Mario Livio explored the biggest mistakes, errors and blunders made by the most famous scientists through history. Far from hindering progress, Livio argues that these missteps are in fact an "integral component of the process of science."

The public lecture series, held at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, are always very special events and we streamed Livio's talk live. You can watch a recording of the talk above. You can still get involved by using the #piLIVE hashtag on Twitter and Facebook.

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Watch the previous Perimeter public lecture, Going Underground to Reveal Neutrino Secrets, here.