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Carl Sagan

Consider the Following

Some Men Just Want to Watch the World Learn: The PBS Avengers

This might be the best internet video I’ve seen all week. The only way to make it better would be to add Shari Lewis and Neil DeGrasse Tyson. (Look, he hosted four seasons of Nova Science Now, and that’s enough of a technicality to get some diversity up in this lineup.)

(via Topless Robot.)


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The New Robin Really Likes Birds

And officially my new favorite. Sorry, Tim Drake. (via Literate Knits


Faster than a speeding bullet!

See What Superman Would Look Like As Other Pop-Culture Characters

Artist Mike Mitchell, who goes by Sir Mitchell, took it upon himself to play around with Kal-El’s iconic image from the cover of Superman #6 from 1940. Thanks to his “fun little side-project” we get to see what the Man of Steel would look like as pop-culture characters like Harry Potter, The Tin Man, Charlie Brown, and more (plus one bonus astronomer). We think they’re pretty great. Take a look for yourself.

(via Mike Mitchell on Tumblr)


It Belongs in a Museum!

Seth MacFarlane Donates Carl Sagan’s Personal Papers To The Library Of Congress

While the hit animated series Family Guy has featured Carl Sagan jokes before, it wasn’t entirely clear how big of a fan creator Seth MacFarlane is of the influential astrophysicist until he threw up an undisclosed (but, let’s be honest, probably huge) sum of money to buy and donate Sagan’s personal papers to the Library of Congress.



Mike Mitchell Draws Cute Pop Culture [Snapeboarding]

Yes, that’s April O’Neill drinking a soda. (Okay and maybe something else? Hey, it can’t be easy eating pizza in a sewer most nights.)


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MissCoffee Rendered Geek Luminaries in Plushie Form

I’m pretty sure we’ve posted this adorable Indy before, but that was before we knew about the rest of MissCoffee (on DeviantArt), aka Michelle Coffee‘s (on Etsy) work in the world of felt and stuffing creations.


Who He Is and How He Came to Be

That Time a Teenage Neil deGrasse-Tyson Met His Idol, Carl Sagan [Video]

Back when Neil deGrasse-Tyson was a high school student aspiring to follow a career studying the universe, he had the chance to meet Carl SaganCarl Sagan — who offered to meet him at Cornell University to show him around his lab. And a place to sleep if he ended up snowed in. It’s official, then: Carl Sagan was one of the best people in the world.

(via Boing Boing)

To infinity and beyond!

Cosmos Reboot Series Being Produced by Seth MacFarlane, Lover of Space

Carl Sagan‘s space exploration series Cosmos is going to be rebooted. We are not necessarily against this because there is always more we can learn about space. Also, it’s going to be hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and that is something we’ll always support. But what about the news that the new Cosmos is going to be executive produced by Seth MacFarlane? The one and only Seth MacFarlane, who makes animated comedy shows, taking on an iconic series about the majesty of space? We’re listening.


It Came From Outer Space

Carl Sagan Explains the Geek Universe [Video]

What if, in an alternate universe, Carl Sagan existed to explain the nuances and the beauty of fictional geek universes and planets? While we recommend the real Sagan series currently being promoted on Facebook, we won’t deny how cool it would have been to hear Carl Sagan talk about Thundera.

(College Humor via BuzzFeed)

Vital Information for Your Everyday Life

This Is Your Brain On Autotune [Video]

The gold standard that all autotuned videos of people talking about deep and hopeful scientific concepts is, of course, A Glorious Dawn, the seminal piece of Melodysheep‘s Symphony of Science, featuring clips of Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking. Hard stuff to top, and we were ready to be unimpressed by their newest, Ode to the Brain!

But then we realized it had Bill Nye, Oliver Sacks, and clips from Jill Bolte Taylor‘s TED Talk (which we highly recommend, particularly as the relative of a stroke victim, and can be watched here).

Let the signals hit your sensory cortices, all you brains out there, and enjoy.

(via Mad Art Lab.)