Things are looking up for Neil deGrasse Tyson--way up. As the director of the Hayden Planetarium and the author of several popular books on space, Tyson is already one of the nation's best-known scientists.
Every fall, polar bears migrate to the shores of the Hudson Bay and wait, a little longer each year, for the ice to refreeze. Street View collected imagery from their journey across the tundra. Here's
A little DIY distilling Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean
Tyson will pick up where Carl Sagan left off, hosting a continuation of the "Cosmos" TV series. When astronomer Carl Sagan hosted the 13-part TV Series "Cosmos: A Personal Journey," in 1980, it soon become
Bill Nye, "The Science Guy," and Ken Ham "Answers in Genesis" squared off Tuesday night at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. The debate between the two men on the origins of the universe had been highly-anticipated.
The human microbiome has been in the news for several years now, as researchers have begun to unravel the importance of microbes living in and on our bodies. These bacteria and other microbial critters
As usual, the answer to every headline question is, "probably not," but I'll leave this for you to decide. My good friend Dr. Steven Novella sent me this video in the hopes that we might talk about it
A clever trick for testing the truthfulness of your nearest and dearest Ever wondered if you friends, family or work colleagues are telling you little white lies? Here's a handy way to test them. All need
A: The Mid-Atlantic section of the Appalachian Trail includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Surprisingly, this portion is known for the hottest weather—even more so than the southern
Bless you, sponges. I don't know if you were aware, but sponges sneeze. That's a surprise, since sneezes result when nerve cells sense the presence of some sort of irritating, foreign particle. But sponges,
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Listen · 3:13 Toggle more options Download• Transcript Big, fierce animals — lions and tigers and bears, for example — are relatively scarce in nature. That's normal, because if you have too many, they'll
How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently. Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible,