Tag: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Smoking Weed In Space Is Not A Good Idea

Neil deGrasse Tyson said that it would be dangerous if an astronaut decides to use weed while on a mission in space. In an interview, he also defended Elon Musk.

Space September 18, 2018

Stephen Colbert Pokes Fun At NASA Advertising Concept

Stephen Colbert criticized the proposal to sell naming rights for future NASA missions to private corporations to earn money. The late-night show host mused what the Moon landing would have looked if it had advertisements.

Space September 14, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson Pays Tribute To Anthony Bourdain, Who Is Dead At 61

On June 8, chef and television host Anthony Bourdain died at the age of 61. Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson commented on Bourdain's personality and his influence in society.

Celebrities June 8, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson Criticizes The Movie 'Chappaquiddick' For Getting Moon Phases Wrong

Neil deGrasse Tyson criticized the film 'Chappaquiddick' for getting the lunar phases wrong. Twitter jumped on his back for obsessing over such a minute detail in the movie.

Space May 10, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson Shares Sobering Message About Earth Day, He Thinks Saving The Earth Is 'Odd'

Neil deGrasse Tyson shared a message regarding Earth Day. Tyson's message dealt with the phrase 'save the Earth' and why he thinks that the phrase is 'odd.'

Earth/Environment April 23, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson Complains About The Word 'Awesome' And Twitter Lets Him Have It

Neil deGrasse Tyson is usually beloved by the people but not on Friday the 13th. Twitter let him have it after he complained about the usage of the word 'awesome.'

Viral April 15, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson Blames Free Speech, Educational System For Rise Of Flat Earth Conspiracy Theory

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks free speech and a failed educational system are to blame for the rise in the flat Earth movement. Social psychologists also cited other factors that fuel belief in the conspiracy theory.

Space March 12, 2018

Stephen Hawking Claims To Know What Happened Before The Big Bang

World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking claimed to know what occurred before the Big Bang. He presented his views on the 'Star Talk' show, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, which airs on National Geographic.

Space March 3, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson Creating Scientifically Accurate 'Space Odyssey' Video Game

Neil deGrasse Tyson and his collaborators just set up a Kickstarter campaign for a video game he is co-creating. Science takes center stage in the space exploration game.

Video Games June 17, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson Won’t Fly SpaceX To Mars Until Elon Musk's Mom Completes Roundtrip Journey First

Would Neil deGrasse Tyson, who lauded reusable rocket technology, consider going to planet Mars via SpaceX? Yes, if Elon Musk decides to get his mom safely to Mars and back on Earth.

Space April 3, 2017

How Trump’s Science Budget Cuts Will Make America Stupid, According To Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has warned that science and health budget cuts will make America “sick,” “weak,” and “stupid.” The warnings are made after the release of Trump's 2018 budget proposal that saw slashes to science and health agencies.

Earth/Environment March 21, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is A Weasel: Astrophysicist Joins ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ Cast

Neil deGrasse Tyson is turning into a weasel for 'Ice Age: Collision Course.' Named Neil deBuck Weasel, the character is crucial to the herd’s attempt at stopping an asteroid in destroying the planet.

Movies/TV Shows June 13, 2016

A Brief History Of Neil deGrasse Tyson Ruining Things For Us On Twitter

Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most notable scientists on the planet. He's also one of the most lovable wet blankets to ever take to Twitter, so here's a history of him bumming us out in 140 characters or less.

Viral April 29, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Tweeting Out Earth Day Facts That Will Make You Feel Very Small

Everyone's favorite scientist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, took to Twitter to share facts about Earth in honor of today being Earth Day. He also offers a few details about the holiday, too.

Viral April 22, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson Ruins Leap Day With A Tweet

The famous astrophysicist and Twitter-user took to social media to debunk the myths surrounding Leap Day, which occurs today.

Movies/TV Shows February 29, 2016

Watch An Animated Neil deGrasse Tyson Respond To The Gettysburg Address

Although Abraham Lincoln is mostly remembered for the Emancipation Proclamation and healing the Union, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks there's another major achievement he made that should not be forgotten: 'for setting our nation onto a course of scientifically enlightened governance.'

Movies/TV Shows February 16, 2016

Brian Cox Corrects Neil DeGrasse Tyson On The Physics Of Lightsabers, Says They Can Actually Work

It was a Twitter conversation started years ago that began it all. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Brian Cox finally had a sit-down to discuss the physics of lightsabers and the probability they could become reality.

Geek February 6, 2016

Faked Moon Landing, Other Conspiracy Theories Would Have Been Exposed Within 4 Years If They Were True: Scientist

You've probably heard about them from a friend before, or you've been the friend who brought them up at conversations: the Apollo 11 moon landing was a hoax, and cancer already has a cure. These conspiracies may sound ridiculous, but a scientist has calculated their possibility of being true.

Animals January 27, 2016

Rapper B.o.B Wants Twitter To Know The Earth Is Flat

Rapper B.o.B. insists that the Earth is flat and we've all been deceived by science books. Neil deGrasse Tyson tries to explain, to no avail.

Internet Culture January 26, 2016

Surprising Nobody, Bill Nye Prefers 'Star Trek' To 'Star Wars'

The celebrity scientist weighs in on his favorite 'Star' franchise.

Movies/TV Shows December 28, 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson Fact-Checked 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Cosmologist and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter to post the scientific inaccuracies that appear in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'

Movies/TV Shows December 22, 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Why He Prefers The 'Enterprise' Over The 'Millennium Falcon'

According to Tyson, 'there's no question' as to which is better.

Movies/TV Shows November 30, 2015

Sex In Space? Here's How It's Done, According To Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Pop scientist and TV show host Neil DeGrasse Tyson said that people looking to have sex in space would have to have instruments, such as leather straps, to help them carry out the act. This is because the parties would have to avoid floating away from each other while they are in a zero gravity environment.

Space November 24, 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson Debunks The Science In Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur'

Could humans and dinosaurs have lived side-by-side if the asteroid Chicxulub hadn't hit Earth more than 66 million years ago, killing them all off? Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn't think so.

Animals November 23, 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson Claims Bengals' Game-Winning Field Goal Was Helped By The Earth's Rotation

The famed astrophysicist says Mike Nugent's 42-yard field goal banged off the left upright and through the post because of the Earth's rotation.

Geek October 12, 2015

The Best Science Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

If you like exploring the mysteries of the (scientific) universe, this guide to Netflix documentaries can help you become the ultimate explorer from the comfort of your couch.

Movies/TV Shows September 25, 2015

Snowden Thinks Aliens Could Be Trying To Talk To Earth Right Now

United States government whistleblower Edward Snowden appeared on the StarTalk podcast by Neil deGrasse Tyson, where they talked about the possiblity of aliens trying to communicate with Earth.

FUTURE TECH September 21, 2015

Here's A Brief History Of Everything Squeezed Into Eight Eye-Opening Minutes By Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist celebrity Neil deGrasse Tyson has artfully compressed the whole history of the universe, the world and we human beings into an eloquent, easy-to-follow eight minute YouTube masterpiece. Watch it here and emerge enlightened.

Geek July 23, 2015

Stephen Colbert Begs Neil DeGrasse Tyson To Reinstate Pluto As A Planet

Pluto was the ninth planet when New Horizons launched, but it has since been relegated to the status of a dwarf planet. Stephen Colbert took up the subject with astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, with hilarious results.

Space July 16, 2015

Ready That Camera, The Last 'Manhattanhenge' Of 2015 Happens Today

New Yorkers are expected to gather in large crowds as the last Manhattanhenge for 2015 is set to happen. People are also expected to ready their cameras as the sun spectacularly bathes the city in its glorious golden rays.

Earth/Environment July 13, 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks Militarized US vs. China Space Race Will Spark Innovation

Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks that a new space race between the U.S. and China could revitalize innovation, which could have crucial implications on the growth and stimulation of the economy.

Space May 26, 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is A Super Saiyan Of Science

The power of the universe is at Neil deGrasse Tyson's fingertips.

Movies/TV Shows May 9, 2015

Batman v. Superman: Who Would Win? Jon Stewart, Neil deGrasse Tyson Weigh In

During an interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, Neil deGrasse Tyson shared his thoughts on the Batman v. Superman debate.

Movies/TV Shows April 24, 2015

Pi Day 2015: Warrant's 'Cherry Pie' Used For Sweet Pi Day Song Parody

College Humor takes on Pi Day 2015 with a parody video of Warrant's 80s song, 'Cherry Pie'.

Movies/TV Shows March 15, 2015

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Thinks Mars One Mission Will Fail To Get Financial Backing

Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson aired out a few concerns about Mars One, pointing out the potential pitfalls the project may encounter in sourcing for funding.

Space March 9, 2015

NAS Award Winner Neil deGrasse Tyson Tweets 'That Dress' Isn't An Optical Illusion: It's 'Brain Failures'

The National Academy of Sciences 2015 Public Welfare Medal will be awarded to Neil deGrasse Tyson. Who is he and why is this award so important?

Earth/Environment March 1, 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson Live Tweets Super Bowl: Astrophysicist Turns Football Commentator

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson live-tweeted the Super Bowl offering insights on science facts related with the game event and the DeflateGate.

February 2, 2015

Bill Nye The Science Guy Demystifies #DeflateGate With An Experiment

As we get closer to the Super Bowl, all anyone is talking about is #DeflateGate. Will Bill Nye the Science Guy be able to put this subject to rest once and for all?

Internet Culture January 27, 2015

6-Year-Old Boy Asks Neil deGrasse Tyson About Meaning Of Life: Here's His Answer

Neil deGrasse Tyson answers the hardest question in the world: What is the meaning of life?

Geek January 20, 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson Gets His Own Late Night Talk Show

The late night talk show circuit just got a lot more star-studded: Neil deGrasse Tyson announced that he's getting his own late night show called 'Star Talk' on the National Geographic channel.

Geek January 9, 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Controversial 'Anti-Christian' Tweet: Just Astonished by Facts, Servant of Cosmic Curiosity

The tweet from American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson bewildered many Christians. The message deemed 'anti-Christian' earned him a record number of re-tweets.

Society December 30, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Provocative Christmas Tweet Kicks Off Twitter Storm: Are Christians Overreacting?

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson pokes fun at Christmas, causing a big bang on Twitter. Some Christians took exception to tweets posted by the Hayden Planetarium director, who took to Facebook to expound on his posts.

Society December 28, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Why Stephen Hawking Is So Important To Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson recently spoke about the importance of Stephen Hawking's discovery of Hawking Radiation (so named after the scientist) in honor of the release of 'The Theory of Everything,' a film based on Hawking.

Geek December 22, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson reviews the science of 'Interstellar'

The famous author and astrophysicist took to Twitter to explain some of the science of 'Interstellar.'

Movies/TV Shows November 10, 2014

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson helped make a beautiful fashion film

Neil deGrasse Tyson has answered our prayers and finally entered the fashion world by helping to create a new film for Ermenegildo Zegna Couture. And it's just as beautiful as the designer's clothes.

Geek October 9, 2014

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