Here's an awesome video from a few years ago where Neil deGrasse Tyson and other astrophysicists praise Star Trek for making an "admirable attempt" to portray space travel with actual scientific explanations. Star Wars? Not so much. Read more...
You may view “Star Trek” as just another science fiction movie, but world renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t. Tyson, in the video below, explains that he is a big fan of Star Trek — all of the various television … Continue reading ?
Desktop Diaries is an ongoing series by Science Friday. Each episode, scientists and other noted academics talk about the items in their office. The linked video is about Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s office. Hat Tip Link
Yesterday we shared an interview with J.J. Abrams from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in where the two tackled the great nerd debate, Star Trek vs Star Wars. They came to an amicable conclusion deciding both franchises, while being quite different, were both exemplary science fiction television shows/movies. I mean, of course Abrams has [...]
Seth MacFarlane has been quietly working on a reboot of Carl Sagan’s documentary series about space, Cosmos, for years now, which is at least a little bit weird, but also fair enough, why not, and if anyone can get a thing done it is that guy. And now FOX has announced that the show has [...]
Neil deGrasse Tyson does his best Vulcan impression. (Credit: Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET) Whether he's talking about the weight of 300 billion elephants or battling Bill Nye the Science Guy for geek supremacy, famous astrophysicist and Star Talk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson is someone I pay attention to. Show More Summary
Though it's been quietly in the works since 2011, Fox has officially confirmed that Carl Sagan's monumental 1970 sci-ed miniseries Cosmos: A Personal Voyage will be getting an updated sequel next year, which will consist of 13 episodes...Show More Summary
Neil deGrasse Tyson is the world's most famous astrophysicist, and he is a HUGE Trekkie. The host of StarTalk Radio is a fan of science fiction and futuristic movies, and of Star Trek in particular. Considering his love for space and science, that's no surprise. Show More Summary
For 14 years now, the American Museum of Natural History has hosted the Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate – an annual meeting of scientific and philosophical minds, held in honor of one of modern history's most formidable intellects. The debates are always fantastic, but this year's topic – the existence of nothing – proved particularly compelling. Read more...
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Arizona State University’s Origins Project hosted “The Great Debate: The Storytelling of Science,” a discussion panel including some of the most well-known names in science. Bill Nye the Science Guy, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson,...Show More Summary
Bill Nye pins a physicist. (Credit: Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET) The prevailing stereotype of scientists is that they're a bunch of quiet geeks wearing white coats and playing with test tubes in labs. They're not usually associated with moves more often seen on WrestleMania. Show More Summary
The video below features Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Brian Greene, Ira Flatow, Neal Stephenson, Tracy Day, and Lawrence Krauss -- all on the same stage! (Do I need to say any more than that to get you to watch it?!) If any parts stand out to you, please leave them in the comments!
Today is the 52nd anniversary of the first human spaceflight. The lucky zero-gravity Russki, Yuri Gagarin, is honored every year with Yuri's Night festivities around the globe. (These generally involve a lot of nerds drinking novelty...Show More Summary
(Credit: Daniel Sherrouse) When it comes to make-believe, kids are pretty canny -- a simple refrigerator box can fly them to the moon. But inspired by physicists and educators Neil deGrasse Tyson and Carl Sagan, one dad has gone above and beyond in getting his son into space. Show More Summary
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Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about race.
Tomorrow Business Insider will have the chance to spend time with astrophysicist, science communicator, and all-around awesome guy Neil deGrasse Tyson. He's the host of the wildly entertaining podcast StarTalk, which mixes comediansShow More Summary
Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Diamondbacks game? Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Diamondbacks game. Read more...