In Cosmos, The Only Thing More Important Than Evidence Is Imagination

The universe, they say, isn't just stranger than we imagine. It's stranger than we can imagine. After three episodes focused on matters solar and mundane, from the evolution of life to the orbital dynamics of comets in our little flat circle of spacetime, episode four tackles the limits of cosmic reality far beyond… » 3/31/14 9:20am 3/31/14 9:20am

Oklahoma news channel "accidentally" cuts Cosmos' mention of evolution

There's not been a lot of discussion of evolution in Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos so far, and yet a very slight reference to it was so upsetting to Fox's Oklahoma City affiliate that they just "happened" to run a promo for the nightly news over the show's sole mention it, as you can see in the above video. » 3/13/14 9:20am 3/13/14 9:20am

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why the new Cosmos matters so much

This Sunday, March 9th, what is arguably the most important science show of all time returns to TV as Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts an all-new, updated version of Carl Sagan's Cosmos. We caught up with Neil DeGrasse Tyson on his whirlwind tour of the universe to discuss the what the show is and isn't, explaining why… » 3/03/14 8:00am 3/03/14 8:00am

Here's a 1976 letter from Neil deGrasse Tyson to Carl Sagan

When Neil deGrasse Tyson was applying to colleges, Carl Sagan went out of his way to make the budding astrophysicist feel especially at home at Cornell University, where he taught. Tyson would ultimately attend Harvard, but not before writing this letter to Sagan explaining his decision. » 1/31/14 6:20am 1/31/14 6:20am

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

The Biggest Winners and Losers of Comic-Con 2013!

San Diego Comic-Con is a white-hot furnace in which projects are made, or destroyed. Some emerge from the flames stronger, with invincible buzz levels, while others are melted down. Here's our list of the people and projects that gained buzz from Comic-Con, and the ones that lost some of their buzz. » 7/22/13 1:45pm 7/22/13 1:45pm

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

Must Watch: Dawkins, Nye, Tyson, and Stephenson Discuss Science and…

"Without hyperbole, it is true that i don't think there has ever been on one stage an assembly of science storytellers and communicators like this," said theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss of the panelists assembled for the debate featured here. We're inclined to agree with him. » 4/15/13 12:20pm 4/15/13 12:20pm