The human brain is a remarkable thing. It can do things our primate relatives are thousands – maybe even millions – of years of evolution away from, and our most complex machines are not even close to competing with our powers of higher consciousness and ingenuity.   And yet, those 100 billion or so neurons are also incredibly fragile.…
March 23, 2018
Sometimes you think you’ve stumbled across a ground-breaking astronomical discovery, only to find out that you were actually looking at Mars. Usually, this kind of blunder can be hidden, buried and promptly forgotten, but unfortunately for Peter Dunsby, a cosmologist at the University of Cape Town, he published his hilarious mistake on The Astronomers Telegram…
March 22, 2018