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'Science Guy' Says He And Neil deGrasse Tyson Are Running For President

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.31.2014 | Science

"Bill Nye The Science POTUS" may have a nice ring to it, but would the famed "Science Guy" ever run for office? A listener of the StarTalk Radio pr...

Do You See the Universe Clearly?

David J. Eicher | Posted 09.27.2014 | Science
David J. Eicher

If you use your intuition, believe what others tell you on first blush, or simply try to calculate your way to conclusions, probably not. If you view the world empirically, watching as numerous observations and experiments put together conclusions, then yes, you see the world as a scientist.

Dear Governor Cuomo: A Conversation with Natalie Merchant, Plus Catching Up with Freda Payne

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.20.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Natalie Merchant: "We're watching what's happened in other states with the contamination of aquifers and the devastation of previously rural areas that are now highly industrialized. There's also quite a bit of contamination of the air that occurs with hydraulic fracturing."

Syfy Goes to the Moon With Buzz Aldrin for Alien Special

Aaron Sagers | Posted 09.07.2014 | Weird News
Aaron Sagers

Perhaps most interesting is that the special will feature interviews with Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Edgar Mitchell "in which they share their belief in the existence of UFOs from first hand experiences."

What Neil deGrasse Tyson Can Teach You About Mental Health

Nick Holt, MSW, ASW | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Nick Holt, MSW, ASW

By better examining our thinking through a more scientific process and softening our internal and external response to failure, we are better able to continue our journeys in personal growth in order to advance ourselves, those around us and, hopefully and ideally, mankind.

How the Cosmos Teaches Humility to Social Media Show-offs.

Sourav Roy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Media
Sourav Roy

How effortlessly millions of worthless human 'points' have spawned that are nothing more than signboards of hollow egotistic display. So, where is that social element of social media, again? Or did I miss something?

The Most Scientifically Inaccurate Movie Ever, According To Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment

Turns out, Neil deGrasse Tyson hates another science-based movie more than "Gravity." TMZ caught up with the "Cosmos" host and asked him which space m...

Neil deGrasse Tyson On When The Rich Will Address Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business

Neil deGrasse Tyson says the wealthy will soon be forced to pay attention to climate change: Not because of any political movement, but because of bas...

Watch Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explain How Ludicrously Rich Bill Gates Is

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.23.2014 | Technology

Bill Gates is far, far richer than you. And in case you needed a reminder, Neil DeGrasse Tyson is here to explain. During a 2011 speech at the Univ...

Finally, Neil deGrasse Tyson And 'Cosmos' Take On Climate Change

Climate Desk | Chris Mooney | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared in Mother Jones, and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If you've been reading my semi-r...

WATCH: Creative Force Behind 'Cosmos' Explains Origins Of New Series

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.29.2014 | Science

Famed astrophysicist Carl Sagan inspired a generation with his 1980 television series "Cosmos." Now, 34 years later, the series has been revived, ...

An After-Easter Meditation for the Cosmos Generation

Russ Pierson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Russ Pierson

While I am certainly a creationist, I am decidedly not a "Creationist" with a capital "c," and I am quite content with deGrasse Tyson's description of the very beginnings of our universe.

Kbit's Orbital Space Flight

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.05.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

What better way to start an album such as this then with the voice of President Dwight Eisenhower honoring the seven men who were selected for the very first NASA project Mercury?

Cosmos Peacefully Settles the Score

Community Advocate Stuart | Posted 06.02.2014 | Science
Community Advocate Stuart

The message of Cosmos to people of faith is that divinity is a human exercise; that what makes us special isn't a book; that despite our ultimate insignificance, we can still understand the nature of the universe and our place in it; and that it is not a betrayal of faith to ask questions.

Epic March Rap Up

Susie Sampson | Posted 06.01.2014 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

There's no better way to recap March 2014 than with a RAP! Ukraine, Malaysia flight #MH370, Obamacare, Selfies, St. Patricks Day, Kissing Strangers, C...

Memories of Carl Sagan and Cosmos

David J. Eicher | Posted 05.31.2014 | Science
David J. Eicher

I've watched the new incarnation of Cosmos with a sharp eye, for several reasons. When I was young, I was one of those who knew Carl Sagan, and I was materially influenced in my career path by him. I am very impressed with the job that the new Cosmos team has done.

WATCH: 'Cosmos' Host Explains Why Creationism Makes No Sense

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science

Just days after creationist groups complained their views had been excluded from Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," it seems they fi...

The Universe in Us

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Words fail at such a moment, as when sitting alone in a cathedral, awed by its commanding silence. It reminds us that we are small and the universe is great. The vault of heaven, and its exploration, provokes not emptiness but wonder.

'Creation Museum' Demands Equal Airtime to Refute Scientific Facts in Cosmos Series

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2014 | Media
Bob Cesca

There are some things that are unworthy of equal time. Ken Ham's ideas are fine in the context of a Sunday morning homily, but they don't belong in science class. Nye, for all of his good intentions, invited creationism into his classroom.

Cosmos, Answers in Genesis, and Science as Conspiracy Theory

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 05.24.2014 | Science
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

I am dismayed by the request by Answers in Genesis for equal time in Cosmos for creationist viewpoints. Answers in Genesis is dedicated to a literal young-Earth creationism that declares that the Earth was created in six 24-hour days around 6,000 years ago.

Strange Fire and the Big Bang: Religion Science and the Cosmos

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 05.24.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

We also seek to know what is meaningful about our encounters with each other, our world and even ourselves. Religion and religious traditions provide us with frameworks to respond meaningfully to the mysteries before us.

Cosmos Rocks Science Right -- Again

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 05.17.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Cosmos is teaching at its best. Because it never feels like teaching. It feels like the greatest mystery story ever. The greatest action movie ever. The best drama series ever. The best comedy series too, probably. And when life is explained this well, it just cannot be beat.

Cosmos Squashes Creationism Under the Weight of Evidence

Dan Arel | Posted 05.17.2014 | Science
Dan Arel

Episode two of Cosmos, hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson aired this week and Tyson, towards the end of the program made one of the best statements that one can hope sank into the minds of young and old viewers alike, and most importantly, creationists.

Open Letter to a Too Small God

Mark Sandlin | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

I don't really know how to say this. Honestly, if you were bigger this would be so much easier. If you were bigger, you could take the questions and I wouldn't be so worried about hurting you.

TV Station Explains Cutting Reference To Evolution In 'Cosmos'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.14.2014 | Science

A Fox TV affiliate in Oklahoma is facing criticism after cutting a reference to evolution in the debut episode"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey." Toward...