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Neil DeGrasse Tyson And Bill Nye Are Planning A Space Launch, Details Here

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Bill Nye Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye are two of our favorites, so when they get together for some scheme or another, you can bet that it has our complete and total attention. And they’ve got a doozy of a project brewing this time, as they’re about to test their LightSail spacecraft.

The two popular figures in the scientific community, along with their partners at the Planetary Society, announced that they plan to embark on their first test mission in May of this year. Entirely funded by private citizens, the solar sail satellite will be a part of an upcoming launch of an Atlas V rocket.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Getting His Own Late-Night Talk Show, Details Here

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Neil deGrasse TysonIn general, I’ve never been a big fan of late-night talk shows. The Daily Show is okay, Jimmy Fallon actually has some funny bits now and again, but Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Jay Leno, and even Conan O’Brien, those have just never been my thing. This one, however, I very well may have to put on my regular viewing schedule, as everyone’s favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, is getting his very own late-night talk show on the National Geographic Channel. (Actually, I won’t be tuning into this either, I just remembered we don’t get Nat Geo at my house, but I would if I could.)

Last year’s revamped Cosmos was so good that it’s hard to imagine this not being your new favorite show. It’s called Star Talk, by the way, and from what it sounds like, it’s going to be essentially a talk show version of his podcast of the same name. It will be science centric, of course, but still feature all kinds of popular culture influences, like interviews with celebrities and comedians as well as scientists. He even plans to give Bill Nye a one-minute rant about whatever he wants on each episode, and it will film in front of a live studio audience at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium in New York City. Yeah, this is going to be good.

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Watch Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explain Interstellar’s Ending

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One would have an easier time getting a bear to explain why it likes honey than getting director Christopher Nolan to completely explain the ideas behind his films. (All bears are like Winnie the Pooh, correct?) Luckily, his storytelling tends to be imbued with already explainable data, whether it involves wormholes or Wayne Enterprises. The pop culture-steeped astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson recently shared a science-based explanation behind the ending to Nolan’s big and bulky Interstellar, and how it fits into the nature of humanity. Spoilers of the theoretical kind, for those who haven’t seen the movie yet.

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What Did Neil DeGrasse Tyson Think Of Interstellar?

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NDTChristopher Nolan’s Interstellar has proven to be a divisive and often frustrating film, one that many viewers — me included — went into with impossibly high expectations. While it didn’t prove to be the instant classic I’d hoped for, I did still enjoy many elements of it, including the fun the script had with notions of relativity and subjective time. Physicist Kip Thorne served as consultant on the film, so you would assume Interstellar would get all the science right. Given that most of us are nowhere near as smart as Kip Thorne, we might need a proxy to evaluate Interstellar’s merits. Somebody like…Neil deGrasse Tyson, say.

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Cosmos Wrangles Up The Biggest Global Audience In National Geographic History

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CosmosIf you spend much time perusing the wares here at GFR, you probably already know, or at least guessed, that we were pretty big fans of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Seth McFarlane’s (yes, that Seth McFarlane) updated version of Carl Sagan’s classic science show Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Surprising that we might be way into a program like this that explores the bigger questions of science and the universe, isn’t it? We also suspect that many of you out there in Internet land enjoyed Cosmos as well, but we aren’t the only ones, as the series drew the biggest worldwide audience the National Geographic Channel has ever wrangled.

Last spring, Fox debuted the revamped series in over 180 countries. In an unusual cross-platform release, Cosmos aired on 90 National Geographic channels, as well as more than 120-Fox-branded stations across the world. If that sounds like a lot, it is. We’re talking about the largest single global TV launch in history. Just in the U.S., on ten outlets, including Fox, National Geographic, FX, FXX, FXM, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo, and Fox Life.

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Sir Isaac Newton Faces Bill Nye In Another Epic Rap Battle Of History

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Epic Rap Battles of History has been pitting famous opponents against each other in lyrical sparring matches since 2010. Over that time, they’ve had such unlikely matches as John Lennon vs. Bill O’Reilly, Genghis Khan vs. the Easter Bunny, and Back to the Future’s Doc Brown vs. the Doctor from Doctor Who. Oh, and Darth Vader has challenged Hitler three times, because goodness knows the internet loves a good Hitler joke. Now ERB is back with their latest challenge, and it pits Sir Isaac Newton against Bill “The Science Guy” Nye…with a surprise third challenger, but we won’t spoil the surprise. Well, at least not until after this…

SPOILER WARNING!

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