All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Neil deGrasse Tyson’

Neil deGrasse Tyson Ignites Internet Furor Over Seemingly Anti-Christian Christmas Tweets

Neil deGrasse Tyson sparked an internet furor after tweeting a birthday wish to Sir Isaac Newton — on Christmas day. The Tweet, which has been shared more than 72,000 times, thrilled some with his wit and infuriated others, who thought it was disrespectful to those celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. He didn’t stop there. The astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and …

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Star Trek: Neil deGrasse Tyson Names His Favorite Captain

It’s an argument that Trek fans have battled about since the third season of TNG: Which Star Trek series captain is best? Originally, it was just a Kirk vs. Picard argument. Then Janeway got rolled into the mix. If you walk around at a Trek convention or Comic-Con asking the question, you could damn near start a Palin-esque brawl in …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Reveals His Favorite Movie

Neil deGrasse Tyson got a lot of attention last year when he critiqued the science in “Gravity”, pointing out a few things the film got wrong in space. However, he says he did enjoy the film, which did spectacularly well at the box office. “I was astonished at the attention the tweets got,” the “COSMOS” host said recently. “I have …

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‘Cosmos’ Reboot Features Unlikely Tandem Of Neil DeGrasse Tyson And Seth MacFarlane

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage was a 13-part TV series that first appeared on television in 1980. The series tackled a wide range of scientific topics including Carl Sagan’s perspective of our existence in the universe and the origin of life. On March 9, a reboot of Cosmos entitled Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey premiered with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The series …

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Carl Sagan Made Science Sexy; New “Cosmos” Is Bringing It Back

Spring forward, everyone! Yep. We may be losing an hour of sleep – but starting today you’ll get to see our cosmic morning star for more hours every day for the next several months. And tonight, after it’s set, another cosmic thing you’ll get to see is Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. What’s Cosmos? Glad you asked! It’s this cool remake …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Soon Revive “Cosmos” For A New Generation

In one of the most talked about upcoming shows in the science community, Neil deGrasse Tyson is set to be the host of a revival of the classic television show Cosmos. Tyson is an astrophysicist, and has devoted his life to the world of science. The series originally aired in the 1980, and at that time, it was hosted by …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: ‘Gravity’ Earned the Right to Be Criticized

If you haven’t yet seen the movie Gravity, you may encounter spoilers ahead. A few days after Alfonso Cuarón’s incredible thrill ride Gravity hit theaters, renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter to “fact check” the film – or at least talk about what he called the “Mysteries of Gravity.” Over the course of a dozen or so tweets, …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Fact Checks Gravity Via Twitter

Neil deGrasse Tyson is well-known to most, but for those that do not know, he is an astrophysicist and like no others in his profession, he has achieved quite a celebrity type of status. Since he is an astrophysicist and big science geek, of course he had to rush out and see the new science and space related film, Gravity, …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos Reboot Gets an Incredible Trailer

Holy science is this epic. Fox has just unveiled the first trailer for their Cosmos reboot, and it’s three and a half minutes of pure joy. Fox’s Cosmos is based on/a continuation of Carl Sagan’s landmark documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. But this time, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is taking the reins. This trailer features Tyson, some special …

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“Supermoon” Is Pretty, But Not Very “Super”

The so-called “supermoon” will be visible this Sunday, meaning the moon will be at its closest point to the Earth for the year, and will be brighter than usual. But at least one scientist says that just because it’s been called that for years, doesn’t make it “super”. Because the distance of the moon from the Earth varies, this will …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos Reboot Confirmed by Fox for 2014

Fox has confirmed the long-discussed reboot of Carl Sagan’s landmark documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage starring none other than famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. According to the LA Times, the network made their announcement on Monday at their upfront presentation. The series will start with 13 episodes, set to air sometime in 2014. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is …

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Superman Planet Found: Krypton Pinpointed by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Just weeks after his alter-ego Clark Kent quit the Daily Planet, Superman is getting help from a real-life astrophysicist to pinpoint the location of his home planet. In an Action Comics #14 story titled “Star Light, Star Bright,” famous astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson will help Superman find Krypton “on its final day of existence.” …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Live-Tweets The MLB All-Star Game With Predictably Awesome Results

Neil deGrasse Tyson is about the only truly famous astrophysicist we have these days, but boy has he taken off like a rocket (pun most definitely intended). Through countless televisions appearances and a strong online presence, the Hayden Planetarium director has gained quite the pop culture status. Science is fascinating, fun, and invaluable. That’s what I take from Neil deGrasse …

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Jon Stewart Weighs in on Planetary Resources

Last week we told you about how James Cameron and some Google founders were going to announce an new space exploration project called “Planetary Resources“. At the time no one knew exactly what the new company would be doing but there was a lot of speculation that it was going to be an astroid mining project. As the April 24th …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Suggests Titanic Alteration, Cameron Complies

In about four days from know, you’ll be able to take another trip on James Cameron’s Titanic. The difference between this one and the one that came out in 1997? 3D. Actually, that’s not quite right. While the “added dimension” is the most notable revision, thanks to the badassery of Neil deGrasse Tyson–the Internet’s current favorite super-genius–James Cameron has also …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks About Being A Meme

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a widely respected astrophysicist and authority on many things science. His job, as of now, is to direct the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. He’s also an author and frequent guest on an array of popular shows like The Daily Show and Real Time with Bill Maher. He’s basically pop culture’s …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Participates In Epic Reddit AMA

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an author, radio host, TV host, planetarium director and of course, everyone’s favorite current big thinker on life and the universe. The astrophysicist, who is an associate at the American Museum of Natural History, makes regular appearances on shows like The Daily Show and the Colbert Report, making him pop culture’s favorite space scientist. And yesterday, …

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