Posts tagged "neil degrasse tyson"

Black Colleges Are Helping To Boost Black Participation In The Sciences

Historically Black colleges are helping to increase participation in STEM fields. [The Atlantic]
Gmail has been shut down completely in China. [The Guardian]
Read the too-common story of an insurance company mix up that ended with the last-minute denial of gender reassignment surgery for one trans woman. [The Daily Beast]
Black…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 29, 2014

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains The End Of “Interstellar”

I don’t think this video will spoil much for you, but my text might, so SPOILERS, possibly. In this video Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains some of the more confusing theoretical points of the end of “Interstellar,” specifically regarding the movie’s treatment of the dimension of time. This is a good primer on time as the…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 18, 2014

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Astrophysicist & Host Of “Cosmos,” Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, author and host of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” is a pretty big hero of mine. The way he talks about science makes it utterly captivating for everyone, even those of us who struggled in our high school science classes. No one makes the Big Bang sound sexier than NDGT, deal with…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 10, 2014

Sign Me Up For A Subscription To Cosmospolitan Immediately Please

Unfortunately, this mag is only available to those with their own Spaceship of the Imagination and not here on Earth. Yet. C’mon, Hearst, make this spinoff a reality! [Reddit via Jezebel]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 25, 2014

Roll Yourself A Joint And Watch “Cosmos” On Weed

Sunday nights I have a ritual. I cook a kick ass dinner, I smoke some weed and I watch “Cosmos” high. The show is incredible all on its own, but man, it is mind-blowing when you’re stoned. The visuals are even more wondrous and the expansiveness of the universe is, like, extra, extra expansive and crazy and WHOA. But…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 23, 2014

Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Statement On Race, Gender, Genetics & Science Is Yet Another Reason We Love Him

I didn’t think it was possible for me to love Neil deGrasse Tyson more than I already do, but then the “Cosmos”‘ host went dropped some real talk in a discussion about whether genetics — specifically difference between the sexes — is to blame for there being so few women in STEM fields. “I’ve never bee…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 22, 2014

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Loves The “Stoned Neil DeGrasse Tyson” Video

Last week, some baby genius with a bit of time on their hands slowed down a video of American astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson talking so that he sounded, well, baked. The host of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” enjoyed the video so much (you can watch it after the jump) that he showed it to a full…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 24, 2014

16 Mind-Blowing Quotes From “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” (So Far)

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” Neil deGrasse Tyson’s reboot of Carl Sagan’s 1980s’ television documentary series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” is, so far, one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring shows I’ve ever watched. (Seriously, watching it I was more excited and moved than this little girl.) Jetting around in Tyson’s “Ship of the Imagination” — “free from…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 19, 2014

Renowned Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Trolls The Movie “Gravity” On Twitter

I haven’t seen “Gravity” yet, but I’m eager to, as I love movies about space and the reviews have, for the most part, been really, really good. But one person wasn’t necessarily so impressed with the accuracy of Alfonso Cuaron’s cinematic vision — renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Tyson tweeted up a storm after seeing the film last…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2013