Every Friday night in the US, comedian Bill Maher puts on a show with an interesting mix of guests. But this past Friday, Maher repeated a claim he often makes that was finally smacked down by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Namely, Maher said that conservatives are consistently more anti-science than liberals. That's bullshit.
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On Friday, Neil deGrasse Tyson welcomed Edward Snowden to his StarTalk podcast. Along with the usual conversations about privacy and government, Snowden had another important warning to provide: encryption may hurt our abilities to see, or be seen by, extraterrestrials.
Briefly: As it turns out, Dr Neil DeGrasse Tyson is scared of more than just aliens studying us, he's scared of the power-points in Australia. What?
What do you ask one of the smartest people alive in 7 minutes? That’s what I had to decide last week when I interviewed Dr Neil DeGrasse Tyson: astrophysicist, TV host and one of the only people on Earth who can claim ownership of a whole planetarium. In the amount of time it took the Curiosity Rover to land on Mars, Dr Neil DeGrasse Tyson slammed Australia’s scientific ignorance, and told me what keeps him up at night.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is a brilliant, modern-day Carl Sagan. He is also, if we are to judge solely by his Twitter account, a freshman philosophy major, tweeting from his dorm room and rolling blunts on top of his used copy of Plato's Republic.
Video: Neil deGrasse Tyson has some problems understanding some of the things that happen in Interstellar, but as this interview with Business Insider shows, he completely figured out the ending. Spoilers ahead, obviously.
Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted yesterday a series of nine "mysteries" about Nolan's Interstellar. He is happy about the overall scientific accuracy in the movie, but there are still some things the famous astrophysicist doesn't fully understand.
Video: Gravity is a positively stunning, occasionally horrifying cinematic masterpiece. Of course, that said, it's got its share of problems. And no one has been more irked by these discrepancies than everyones favourite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Now, you can listen to the man himself sound off on every single scientific inaccuracy in delightful detail. And trust us — there is a lot to detail.
As if you need any more convincing that science is awesome, right? Well, Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to make you love it even more. Doing his part for YouTube's Geek Week, Neil deGrasse Tyson links you up with 10 more reasons to be in awe of science. The reasons include stuff like the Northern Lights of Finland to Cheetah robot running faster than Usain Bolt to liquid oxygen and quantum levitation.
Yesterday Giz took a look at 'The New Sci-Fi And Tech Shows You Need To Watch This Season'. And some of them look pretty good. You know what we missed, though? This modern-day astrophysics badass first trailer for Neil deGrasse's Tyson's reboot of Carl Sagan's Cosmos series. It looks absolutely incredible.
A mainstay of classic science fiction is the flying saucer, the universal icon for extraterrestrial alien space vehicles. The problem is, no species capable of constructing ships to traverse the stars would ever go with a saucer design that involved spinning, as astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains here.
With the JJ Abrams reboot of the Star Trek franchise in 2009 — and a new film already set for release next year — the chances of seeing a new TV show or movie set in the "Prime" reality, as it's called, are remote. So, if you've been gagging for any sort of recent exposure to the older Trek, this live show discussing the science of the series, featuring astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and Wil Wheaton, might help fill the void.