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Neil deGrasse Tyson

  1. Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson Host a Debate on Water’s Importance in the Universe Live at 7PM EDT

    Water, water everywhere.

    At this year's annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History, Neil deGrasse Tyson will host a—mostly female!—panel of experts, including NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan, as they discuss water's role in the universe as well as its importance here on Earth. You can watch the whole thing live right here starting at 7PM EDT.

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  2. Neil deGrasse Tyson Answers Science’s Biggest Question: Who Would Win in a Fight? Batman or Superman?


    This Daily Show interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson is great for many reasons—not the least of which being Tyson's optimism about how the public is starting to care more about science and nerds inheriting the Earth. But, he also weighs in on his possible Batman v Superman involvement with a potentially mildly spoilery answer to which of those heroes would really win in a fight.

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  3. Nat Geo Announces Awesome Guests, 4/20 Premiere Date for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Late-Night Talk Show

    Way to know a very specific segment of Cosmos' audience, guys.

    he National Geographic Channel announced this morning that Neil deGrasse Tyson's highly anticipated late-night talk show will premiere Monday, April 20th at 11 pm and feature George Takei, Christopher Nolan, retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, producer Norman Lear, Jimmy Carter and Richard Dawkins as guests (where my ladies at, yo?). Bill Nye is set to make a weekly appearance.

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  4. Brianna Wu, Margaret E. Atwood, Orphan Black, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, & More Included in 2015 Shorty Awards Nominations

    Also Bob Vila?

    The Hollywood Reporter has just revealed the nominations for this year's Shorty Awards for achievements on the internetz.

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  5. Nerd King Neil deGrasse Tyson Wants You To Know About The Nerdiest Things He’s Ever Done

    What's the nerdiest thing you've ever done? Mine is probably skipping weeks of college to go to Stargate conventions with my mom, and then lying about it to everyone I knew back home. Ah, the good old days. Neil deGrasse Tyson's list of nerdiest things is significantly more math-oriented than mine - and probably yours - but it's still really, really great.

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  6. Neil deGrasse Tyson Beautifully Answered a Six-Year-Old’s Question About the Meaning of Life

    TL; Dr: the meaning of life is Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    Oh, my mistake. Jackson is six and three quarters.

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  7. Now You Can Wear Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Best Face on Your Chest!

    The face that launched a thousand memes.

    For a limited time only, you can purchase a shirt which features the expressive face of one Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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  8. Photo of Amateur Wrestler Neil deGrasse Tyson Removes Any Doubt He’s a Badass

    "Shut up, nerd! I'll kick your—" *Cosmic suplex.*

    Looks like we've got a badass over here.

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  9. Neil deGrasse Tyson Getting His Own Late Night Science Talk Show

    Well, this is delightful.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Neil deGrasse Tyson will be hosting a weekly late night talk show debuting this April and based on his popular Star Talk podcast.

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  10. Neil deGrasse Tyson Gets Sailor Pluto Fired In This Pitch-Perfect Sailor Moon Parody

    C'mon, Haruka's the one who drives everyone around.

    I'm deliberately making you click through to watch the video so that first you have to look at Neil deGrasse Tyson high-fiving Sailor Pluto in space with double Pegasuses (Helioses?) flanking them. You're welcome.

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  11. Neil deGrasse Tyson Had A Controversial Christmas After Celebrating Isaac Newton’s Birthday

    A Christmas controversy!

    Let's spend some belated Christmas time with Neil Degrasse Tyson. It seems the astrophysicist spent Christmas morning tweeting some things about the holiday and some things not about the holiday, and now some people are upset with him.

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  12. Let Neil deGrasse Tyson Explain Why Stephen Hawking Is So “Badass”

    Watch out. We've got a badass over here.

    The Theory of Everything is really great. That's probably because scientists, including Stephen Hawking, do amazing things every day, which makes for some pretty compelling storytelling. It also makes them badass if you're Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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  13. Watch a Bunch of Emotional Nerds Sing “We’ll Meet Again” in Perfect Colbert Report Finale

    Just crying truth tears at my desk now, thank you.

    After nine years of truthiness and patriotic rigor, Stephen Colbert signed off The Colbert Report last night in one of the most flawless TV finales I can ever remember seeing.

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  14. Seth MacFarlane Says Cosmos May Return for a Second Season, Asks Fans to Tweet Tyson If They Want More

    Let's do it all over sagan!

    Hold onto your starstuff, space fans!

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  15. Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains the End of Interstellar in Case You Didn’t Understand It

    We won't tell.

    The end of Interstellar left people with a lot of feelings: love, hate, mild confusion, a strong urge to find a bathroom after spending over three hours in a theater—the list goes on. If you fall into the "confusion" camp, allow astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to explain what the heck the movie's ending was all about as only he can.

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  16. Little Girl Asks Neil deGrasse Tyson How She Can “Help The Earth,” His Response Is Adorable

    Not more adorable than her, though.

    Sure, it's really easy to be nihilistic about the state of the world these days. But you know what's good for squelching that feeling? Watching Neil deGrasse Tyson get down on the floor of a basketball court at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and tell a first grader in an Einstein t-shirt and pigtails about how exploring the world around her is going to make her an awesome scientist. I think my heart just grew three sizes, but I will have to do some experiments to be sure.

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  17. Neil deGrasse Tyson Tweeted the Science of Interstellar Last Night, and It Was… Stellar?

    He'll help you grasp the gravity of the situation. Sorry. I'm done now.

    Interstellar was big on the scientist-as-hero angle, which we can get behind, because Neil deGrasse Tyson is a scientist and our hero. The team behind the film worked really hard to make sure its physics were accurate, and it paid off both in the movie and in scientifically stimulating tweets from the astrophysicist last night. Spoilers, of course.

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  18. Playboy Does Sexy Halloween Costumes Right With GRRM, Neil deGrass Tyson, George Takei & More!

    "I'm too sexy for my vest, too sexy for my vest. So sexy... oh look, a black hole!"

    Yes, yes, let's skip the "I already find George Takei incredibly sexy" comments and go right to "Why didn't I think of that??"

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  19. Today in Pigs: Neil deGrasse Tyson Is One on Gravity Falls

    Neil deGrasse Tyson goes wherever he can shine the light of knowledge into the darkness of ignorance. 

    Gravity Falls has a pretty great line up of guest stars already, but this might be the one with the best working knowledge of stars themselves.

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  20. Allow Dorkly to Blow Your Mind 15 Times Courtesy of Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Not all of them are dog butt related, sadly.

    Social media is great if only for giving brilliant people like Neil deGrasse Tyson an outlet to bestow their genius on the rest of humanity. So, here are 15 times that the famed astrophysicist did just that with his regular musings on Twitter as collected by Dorkly.

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