Bill Nye's Answer to Fermi Paradox: Be Patient

The Fermi Paradox is a question that stumps and fascinates scientists (and pretty much everyone else, let's be real.) The question, originally posed by Italian physicist Enrico Fermi, wonders at why there are theoretically so many habitable planets in the universe, but humanity has yet to make contact with any form of… » 12/28/14 11:04am 12/28/14 11:04am

Bill Nye: The end of Creationism is nigh

Bill Nye the eponymous Science Guy was in Toronto "Canadia" today as part of Planetary Radio's We See Thee Rise: The Canadian Space Program, and appeared on Global's The Morning Show to talk space and Europa and evolution (and make weird noises!). His debate with Ken Ham, and the topic of creationism vs evolution… » 10/01/14 5:04pm 10/01/14 5:04pm

Bill Nye Explains Why The Search For Alien Life Could End On Europa

Science guy Bill Nye says the two logical places to search for alien life in our solar system are Mars and Europa, the smallest of Jupiter's four moons. Why Europa? Nye gets into some details in this interview with Big Think, but here's the gist: Water. Water water. Water, water water water water; water water water! » 7/31/14 3:00pm 7/31/14 3:00pm

Watch Bill Nye Reminisce About Carl Sagan's College Astronomy Class

Before either Bill Nye or Carl Sagan were on television, Nye was a student in Sagan's astronomy class at Cornell. Here's Nye reminiscing about that class — and the advice Sagan gave him before he started his own show. » 3/21/14 1:50pm 3/21/14 1:50pm

Bill Nye's debate was a financial "miracle" for the Creation Museum

There are always consequences when engaging with the enemy. And when Bill Nye "The Science Guy" agreed to debate evolution vs. creationism with Creation Museum founder Ken Ham last month, he was considered to have won the debate, but he also brought a financial windfall to the museum that Ham describes — of course —… » 3/03/14 12:20pm 3/03/14 12:20pm

Watch Bill Nye debate climate change with a congresswoman

He started with evolution. Up next on the docket: climate change. Of course, in his last debate, Bill Nye's opponent was a man best known for providing the world with life-sized dioramas of people hanging out with dinosaurs. This time his opponent was a six-term Republican congresswoman. » 2/17/14 7:00am 2/17/14 7:00am

A 9-year-old's excellent advice to her dad on meeting Bill Nye

14 years ago, author and science historian George Dyson got a chance to meet with Bill Nye. Dyson's then-9-year-old daughter, Lauren Dyson, had some sound sartorial advice to offer her dad. (And a drawing of a horse, for good measure.) » 2/08/14 7:52am 2/08/14 7:52am

I was a Teenage Creationist: Field Notes on the Culture War

When I was very young, science was incredible to me. I watched Bill Nye whenever I could, which was almost never—thanks, baby sister of yesteryear. At one point I heard you could watch him on the World Wide Web, so I begged my Dad to let me try. We sat waiting while our 56K modem struggled to load a full ten minutes… » 2/06/14 10:20am 2/06/14 10:20am

Watch Bill Nye "debate" the Creation Museum live, right here!

At 7:00 pm EST, the fabled debate between Bill "The Science Guy" Nye and creationist Ken Ham will go down at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. Seeing as neither of them believe in each other's view in the slightest, this should be insane — and you can watch the madness as it unfolds live, right here! » 2/04/14 3:45pm 2/04/14 3:45pm

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye "The Science Guy" Are Real-Life BFFs

Not that you needed any additional reasons to love famed astrophysicst Neil deGrasse Tyson and educator/comedian/TV host extraordinaire Bill Nye, but just in case: Here's Neil calling his buddy Bill while onstage at Florida State University (the sounds gets better at 1:40). Do you think they have sleepovers together?… » 11/07/13 10:20am 11/07/13 10:20am

Watch Bill Nye's courageous robot dance from last night

Bill Nye, who tore 80% of his quadricep last week, was told not to participate in last night's Dancing with the Stars. But he did anyway, performing a Daft Punk-inspired robot dance with Tyne Stecklein that required him to move his injured leg as little as possible. The duo won't be returning, but they left the stage… » 10/01/13 6:20am 10/01/13 6:20am

Bill Nye turns Cha Cha Guy in his Dancing with the Stars debut

As prophesied, Bill Nye the Science Guy had his inaugural dance on Dancing with the Stars, a chacha set to — what else? — the Weird Science theme, inside a mad scientist's laboratory. Nye was somehow surprisingly good but totally awkward at the same time, but he didn't get booted off, so the experiment will continue… » 9/17/13 8:40am 9/17/13 8:40am

These rules helped make the Bill Nye the Science Guy show great

It's always wonderful to see children's television staffers pay care and attention to the important details of their shows. And this short list of Bill Nye the Science Guy's "Rules of the Road" lays out the basics of creating an engaging show that gets people excited about learning. » 9/15/13 3:00pm 9/15/13 3:00pm

Bill Nye explains how to stop an asteroid

Bill Nye teamed up with Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE to address one of the most pressing not-if-but-when questions in recent memory: how do we stop a major asteroid from colliding with Earth? » 7/24/13 7:20am 7/24/13 7:20am

Asteroid Miners Will Launch World's First Crowdfunded Space Telescope

Planetary Resources – the people behind the recently announced asteroid-mining venture – has just announced a brand new project: the world's first crowdfunded space telescope, to be financed with a just-launched Kickstarter campaign. » 5/29/13 3:32pm 5/29/13 3:32pm

Bill Nye scientifically explains how Superman shaves

It's a question long been pondered by nerds the world over. If Superman's hair is as super-strong as the rest of him (and it is, a single hair can hold up a 1-ton weight ), how does he manage to shave! io9 is happy to exclusively present Bill Nye, The Science Guy's theory! » 5/28/13 8:40am 5/28/13 8:40am

The PBS Avengers assemble to save us all from stupid TV

When Honey Booboo and other godawful reality shows clog the airwaves, there's only four people you can call. Carl Sagan. Mr. Rogers. Bill Nye the Science Guy. Bob Ross. Together, they are the PBS Avengers, and this world would be a better place if this video were real. » 5/01/13 2:40pm 5/01/13 2:40pm

Must Watch: Neil deGrasse Tyson Moderates a Debate on Nothingness

For 14 years now, the American Museum of Natural History has hosted the Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate – an annual meeting of scientific and philosophical minds, held in honor of one of modern history's most formidable intellects. The debates are always fantastic, but this year's topic – the existence of nothing –… » 4/25/13 10:30am 4/25/13 10:30am