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As part of a digital extra for his show StarTalk, the always endearing Neil deGrasse Tyson answered a fan question on whether he’d choose the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars or the USS Enterprise from Star Trek.

His answer was definitive and well explained. I’m not saying I agree with it, but the man does know how to lay out a point.

Check out the video after the break…

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A new video for the upcoming film The Martian entitled “Our Greatest Adventure” has been released.

We’ve seen several videos for The Martian at this point, but now they’re bringing out the big guns—namely Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Watch him examine the upcoming Ares 3 mission on a special episode of StarTalk after the break…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is getting his own late night talk show based on his StarTalk podcast and it’s set to premiere on April 20th. The show is being produced by National Geographic and will be similar to the podcast with Tyson hosting assorted guests.

On that note, there’s an impressive lineup so far that includes former US president Jimmy Carter, biologist Richard Dawkins, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, Norman Lear, Christopher Nolan, and Star Trek actor George Takei. Bill Nye will also have a regular one-minute segment on the show. Taping will be at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium in New York City in front of a live studio audience.

The first episode will be followed by a one-hour special titled Hubble’s Cosmic Journey so it will be an extra science-y night!

(Variety via The Verge)

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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson recently hosted Cosmos, and he’s getting ready to tackle a different kind of television show. The science personality will be hosting a late night series on the National Geographic channel. Titled Star Talk, the show is modeled on Tyson’s popular podcast of the same name. The podcast blends science and pop culture together into a tasty and educational treat, and Tyson will endeavor to keep that alive in the television series.

The Hollywood Reporter states:

The weekly series, inspired both in name and context by longtime radio show Car Talk, will tape before a live studio audience from the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium in New York City, where Tyson is based. The series’ April debut is slated to air alongside one-hour special Hubble’s Cosmic Journey.

If that wasn’t enough, each show will include a minute long rant by Bill Nye. I’ll go ahead and add it to my TiVo’s recording list now.

(via THR)


If you’ve been following the launch of the Orion spacecraft today, we have even more good space-related news for you. It looks like Neil deGrasse Tyson might be coming back for a second season of Cosmos. Judging by producer Seth MacFarlane’s latest tweet, it all depends on whether or not Tyson is interested in doing another season:

Well, I hope Tyson is up for another season, because it’s clear that people want another knowledge egg cracked on their ass.

(Universe Today via The Mary Sue)


Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson recently gave a lecture at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and a little first grader sitting in the audience stole the show. Tyson led her from the audience onto the basketball court where he first commented on her fantastically nerdy shirt.

The shirt had a picture of Einstein riding a bike through the galaxy and the quote, “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” And at that moment the whole auditorium fell in love with her.

If that wasn’t enough, she asked him the following question: “How can first graders help the earth?”

Watch the video after the break to hear his inspiring answer.

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You just never know where smart science types are going to turn up, as this clip from the animated show Gravity Falls demonstrates. The episode aired this weekend with Neil deGrasse Tyson as the computerized voice of Mabel’s pig, Waddles. Normally Waddles just makes squeaks and grunts, but after eating brain goop he gets superhuman intelligence, which of course is voiced by the real-world super intelligent human we all know and love.

Needless to say, you should definitely be watching this show. Check out the clip after the break.

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We’ve previously featured an epic rap battle between Rick Grimes and Walter White, but the latest battle brings the science. It’s Sir Isaac Newton as played by Weird Al Yankovic vs fake Bill Nye in a battle of very scientific wits. Just when you think you know who’s winning, a cameo from fake Neil deGrasse Tyson changes everything. You can even purchase the song on iTunes and relive the battle again and again.

See the video and a making-of after the break.

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Everybody’s favorite astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was critical of Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, mainly because it featured a number of scientific inaccuracies. For their latest edition of Everything Wrong With Movies, CinemaSins called upon the host of Cosmos to throw a few fact-checking jabs at the star-studded (sorry) flick. He actually narrated portions of the 9-minute long YouTube video, and his points are, as expected, pretty thought-provoking. Tyson helped out with the video as part of his efforts to promote his podcast, Star Talk Radio.

Check out the video after the break…

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