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Watch LeVar Burton Read Goodnight Moon to Neil deGrasse Tyson and Feel All Your Burdens Lift

Tyson cuddles up beside Burton with a blanket and stuffed animal while Burton takes them through Goodnight Moon. I don't know about you, but I felt healed on a spiritual level just watching this. If I had kids, I would set this video beside them at night to fall asleep. Hell, I'm going to set it beside me to fall asleep at night.

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Watch Rosario Dawson Read From Andy Weir’s New Book, Artemis

Audible hosted a party on the moon—or pretty damned close to it—and we got to see Rosario Dawson read from Artemis, the latest book from the author of The Martian.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Working on a Scientifically-Minded Space Exploration Game

One man's sky?

Neil deGrasse Tyson regularly critiques the scientific accuracy of movies on Twitter, but he's putting his money where his mouth is with a scientifically-minded space exploration video game called Space Odyssey—well, your money, technically, since it's on Kickstarter. I'm sure Tyson would appreciate the clarification.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson to Receive Stephen Hawking Medal, Because He’s Awesome at Communicating Science

As a scientist, it must be awesome when a world-renowned theoretical physicist (and cosmologist) publicly commends you on the work you do. Neil deGrasse Tyson is feeling those feels today, now that it's been announced that he's getting a prestigious award from none other than Stephen Hawking.

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Things We Saw Today: Little Boy Demands Apology From Mike Pence After VP Accidentally Hit Him In the Face

I'll take my acts of resistance wherever I can get them these days. RESIST, kid. RESIST.

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As Usual, Neil deGrasse Tyson Ruins Our Summer Movies With Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson: famed astrophysicist, Hayden Planetarium director, and movie reviewer. Tyson loves to take to Twitter to point out the scientific facts and, more often, inaccuracies in our favorite movies about as much as everyone else loves to hate on him for it. It's all in good fun, though, and he's back at it again in this video about a few of our 2017 blockbusters.

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These Women in Science Deserve Their Own Biopics, Feat. Suggestions From Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sylvia Earle, and More

Hollywood, are you taking notes?

We asked different Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sylvia Earle and other National Geographic scientists what women in science we should know about. While Marie Curie was a popular answer, we also learned some new names.

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Our Hero Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Ignoring Space Exploration Is “Embarrassingly Short-Sighted”

"I think it's important," he told me, "but I will not require that of you. Instead, what I will say is, here is the cost of you not exploring and the benefits of you exploring."

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Drops the Mic on the Problem of Science Denial in America

We live in a time of bizarrely prevalent denial of objective truth, and nowhere is that more easily visible than in the world of science. That's bad for everyone, even the people who are staunchest in their disbelief, because scientific truths are true whether people believe in them or not. Naturally, recognizable science advocates like Neil deGrasse Tyson have some things to say about that.

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Fight For Space Documentary is a Friendly Reminder That NASA is Really Important

A new documentary titled Fight for Space examines the future of our space program while asking important questions like why we haven't been back to the moon, why we're so focused on orbiting the Earth and why haven't we been to Mars yet?

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Things We Saw Today: The “Hamilton Mixtape” Live-Stream Concert… Before YouTube Tried to Take It Down (!?)

The video above depicts excerpts of today's live-streamed performance of The Hamilton Mixtape in concert, via the official Hamilton YouTube channel. Except, uh, for reasons passing understanding, YouTube slapped a copyright violation on the video, so the Hamilton channel had to remove the sound. Hopefully the sound will be back soon so that everyone can enjoy it! Until then, search for the show on Twitter; folks have been posting excerpts from the performance.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Pledges to “Make America Smart Again” When it Comes to Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson has made it his personal mission to make science accessible and understandable for more people. And he's not going to stop.

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Things We Saw Today: Check Out These Amazeballs New Rogue One Character Posters

Disney/Lucasfilm just released some beautifully badass Rogue One: A Star Wars Story character posters to whet our appetites for the December release!

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Things We Saw Today: Watch Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Pharrell Freak Out As David Blaine Performs His Ice Pick Trick

This might be really wrong of me, but there's nothing more fun than watching seemingly together, serious, grown-ass adults completely freak out like babies.

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Columnist for Conservative News Site Quits After Neil deGrasse Tyson Takedown

A columnist for a Conservative website has resigned from his column after Neil deGrasse Tyson took him down in a blog post of his own, which was itself a response to the column. Let me explain.

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Neil Degrasse-Tyson Corrects Bill Maher’s Assertion That Conservatives Deny Science “More” Than Liberals

It's very easy to assume that, because we often hear about conservative climate change deniers, or religious creationists attempting to get evolution off their school curriculums that they deny science "more." But, as Neil Degrasse Tyson points out in the above clip from Real Time with Bill Maher, it's not a matter of "more," it's a matter of "What science are we talking about?"

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Astronaut Scott Kelly Grew Two Inches and Got Younger in Space–Plus More

Seriously, though!

Astronaut Scott Kelly, who returned a few days ago from spending just under a year on the International Space Station has had substantial changes occur within his body over the prolonged period of time he's spent up there.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains How February’s “Leap Day” Both Over and Under-Corrects our Calendar

Because life wasn't confusing enough.

Happy Leap Day, everyone! You may know why we have leap years put into our calendar once every four years...but do you know why they're sometimes taken out even when they should be put in? Or why they're put in during years that shouldn't have one? Learn more than you probably wanted to know in this video featuring popular Explainer-of-Stuff, Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Himself Drops the Mic on All This Flat Earth Nonsense on The Nightly Show

Yes, we've finally got the cherry on top of this entire bull**** sundae: Neil deGrasse Tyson has finally thrown himself into the rap battle ring. I'll deduct a few points for lack of a sick beat (TM) under his words, but I'll also add about a million back in for telling people off about spreading anti-science sentiment, so things come out about even.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Nephew Lays Down the Science in Anti-Flat Earth Diss Track

That's one talented family.

To catch you up, rapper B.o.B recently tried to explain to Twitter that the Earth was flat, and astrophysicist/StarTalk Radio host/Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson did not let that ridiculous assertion go unchallenged. Then B.o.B struck back with a diss track, and we all broke out the popcorn in anticipation of the coming rap battle.

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