This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Sarah Sloat Scientists, more than most other groups, tend to be coy about their political leanings. ...
When Neil de Grasse Tyson says that, evolutionarily, intelligence might be the best way of making oneself go extinct, I remember the tour guide at the library telling my fifth grade class about how many miles of books there are in the library.
The election year of 2016 will present opportunities to bring scientific literacy into the debates around climate change and more. The future of our democracy may depend on raising the level of scientific literacy, not only among the population of voters, but among the candidates.
Many will opine on the right way to recall and celebrate Dr. King's place in the universe. My modest contribution is to suggest we recall and celebrate the universe in which Dr. King, and all the rest of us, have found a place -- and the means by which we know it.
If you want to disregard science, says Neil deGrasse Tyson, that's your right as an American. Just don't forget it may come at a cost. It's no secret Tyson stands on the side of science. In fact, he has become one of the country's most prominent faces of science.
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It's good to get people excited about science. Science is awesome! But let's not forget that science is a human endeavor built by, and for, real people. We can't stop at enthusiasm if we all want to move forward together.
There's a snippet of Beastie Boys in the signature "sound collage" for StarTalk, the popular podcast hosted by astrophysicist extraordinaire Neil deGrasse Tyson.
While the documentary shows Kramer in robust health and, later in life, as a frail senior citizen, it teaches viewers what can happen when one fiercely intelligent man (who is not willing to take "no" for an answer) speaks truth to power.
Any sufficiently shameless and ambitious politician knows that a smoothly delivered fabrication on live television impresses millions more than will read the next day's refutations.
Celebrity Apprentice fans, don't despair. Yes, your favorite show might be on hiatus now that NBC has severed its relationship with Donald Trump. But, should the apocalypse occur and The Donald becomes our nation's 45th chief executive, expect to see the program return ... to the White House.
I am an agnostic scientist who happens to also be fascinated with the world's religions, especially the Abrahamic religions -- Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
We applaud Dr. Tyson for his comments regarding the value of diversity in the scientific workplace. But his comments show that when it comes to understanding how to best support people with learning disabilities, even the smartest and most well intentioned allies sometimes get it wrong.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Breaking: Climate Change Hoax Revealed! Wow, this is SUCH a relief! I was really ...
Since what gains popularity is decided in large by the people and not corporate sponsors, one thing is drastically clear: Internet users are hungry for science content and humor. There's no doubt that science is blowing up like a nuclear reactor.
Gender bias is real and it is worse in engineering. Even engineering students rate average female professors more harshly than an average male professor.