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Here's Why The Night Sky Is Dark Even Though Jillions Of Stars Are Shining Light Our Way

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science

There are a lot of stars out there--an estimated 70 billion trillion. With so many stars beaming their light our way, it seems only logical that the ...

Five Intriguing Stories of 2013

Mario Livio | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

Here are five science stories that I found intriguing during 2013.

Who First Wondered: 'Why Is the Night Sky Dark?'

Mario Livio | Posted 09.29.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The night sky, sprinkled with twinkling stars and the pale light of a silvery Moon, has fascinated humans since the dawn of history. But, why is it dark? If you think that the answer is: "Because you don't see the Sun," think again.

From Blunders to Breakthroughs

Mario Livio | Posted 09.16.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

Blunders are not only inevitable, they are an essential part of any innovative thinking process. If not for them, any creative enterprise might be wandering for much too long down too many blind alleys.

As Easy as Pi

Mario Livio | Posted 04.02.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The fascination with π is so universal that in 1998 film director Darren Aronofsky even created a psychological thriller with that title. Here I want to tell only a few more π stories that are perhaps less known outside the circle of true aficionados.