Posts tagged with ‘neil degrasse tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about his short list of things he’d like to see solved before his death; believes that aliens may have visited Earth and concluded there was no intelligent life here.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson and a dog explains the big difference between weather and climate

From a recent episode of Cosmos, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and a dog explain the difference between daily weather and climate. So the next time it’s a bit chilly outside and some dipshit says “Hur hur how bout that global warming?”, pitch ‘em some knowledge.

Oklahoma protesters threaten to “secdee” if Cosmos isn’t cancelled

Furious with Neil DeGrasse Tyson o their Fox channels and his anti-Creationist “knowledge” and his truthy “facts” have gotten a group of people in Oklahoma so hopping mad, they’ve threatened to secede from the Union if Cosmos isn’t pulled off the air. You know, to form a freer union with one god, one religion, where science is outlawed and the truth about what we know about the world squashed. Good times those will be.

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The reboot of Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson premieres on Fox tonight at 9pm EST

This is just a friendly reminder that the reboot of the best science series ever produced starts tonight. Since it features IHC’s favorite astrophysicist, you can bet that I’ll be watching it. I’m not sure if it will reach the lofty height of Carl Sagan’s original, but you’ll never see me complain about a program aimed at increasing the public’s understanding and appreciation of science.

A little Friday-night geekgasm: Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman on Startalk Radio

I can’t think of many things I’d rather do than spend a few hours hanging out with these three guys.

NOVA scienceNOW delves into magic, mind control and intelligence

This episode of NOVA scienceNOW delves into some pretty heady stuff, examining magic and the brain, artificial intelligence, magnetic mind control, and the work of neuroscientist and synesthesia researcher David Eagleman. Can we really believe our own eyes? Will machines one day think like us? Can magnetic wands effectively control brain functions and treat depression? Explore this and more.

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How to blow up a planet according to Neil DeGrasse Tyson

On his podcast, StarTalk, astronomer Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains how you’d go about blowing up a planet if you got your hands on a Death Star.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson opens up a can of scientific fact-checking on the movie ‘Gravity’

Gravity has gotten generally pretty positive reviews, but if you’re super famous astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, you wouldn’t be watching a movie like Gravity for the writing, the acting or the amazing sound. You’d be watching for every little scientific inaccuracy, as you should if you were Neil DeGrasse Tyson. So after watching Gravity, Tyson went on a hilarious science ass-beating fact checking mission. Because even if it’s a good movie, Hollywood shouldn’t get too sloppy with science.

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