ENCORE: Nuclear fission powers the Sun. Or is it fusion?
At any rate, helium is burned in the process, of that you are certain. After
all, you read that article on astronomy last week*.
You know what you know. But you probably don’t
know what you don’t know. Few of us do. Scientists say we’re spectacularly
incompetent at recognizing our own incompetency, and that sometimes leads to
Find out why wrongness is the by-product of big
brains and why even scientists – gasp! – are not immune. Plus, a peek into the
trash bin of history: the biggest scientific blunders and the
brighter-than-bright brains that made them. Including Einstein.
*Oh, and the Sun burns hydrogen to produce
helium. But then, you knew that.