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Tycho Brahe, the scandalous astronomer - Dan Wenkel

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If you think scientists lead boring, monotonous lives, you must not know about Tycho Brahe. The 16th century astronomer who accurately predicted planetary motion led quite a dramatic life -- complete with a kidnapping, a sword duel and even a clairvoyant dwarf. Dan Wenkel dives into the history behind this sensational scientist, explaining how he continued to inspire intrigue even after his death.

The appearances and lifestyles of scientists have long been stereotyped in popular culture. When did these misperceptions of scientists start to occur?

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