Neil deGrasse Tyson

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Dec. 3, 2017

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Dec. 3, …

Bill Gates

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:<p>Nonfiction<p>1."Leonardo da Vinci," by Walter Isaacson …

Entertainment

The 13 Best Books of 2017

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. –Vera Nazarian<p>Personal experience is the number one way to …

Books

Week in Geek Podcast: Elon Musk’s race to Mars takes some unexpected turns

Depending on how you see it, Elon Musk is either an innovative genius building the future of mankind or a mad scientist firing off more harebrained …

SpaceX

Pop Culture References in Psych: The Movie?| Blog | Psych

Words. We’re going to attempt to use them, but no spoken language is equipped to express the absolute and utter <i>glee</i> (Wait. GLEE? Lame. See?) we feel …

Stephen Hawking

New Jersey Is Now Home to the Western Hemisphere's Largest Planetarium

Space-loving tourists often travel to Manhattan to visit Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. But starting December 9, …

Neutron Stars

WIRED Weekender: 10 stories you may have missed this week

The WIRED Weekender is an eclectic weekly digest containing highlights of the most important, interesting and unusual stories we've published during …

Nicolás Maduro

9 Facts About This Year's GRAMMY Rap Nominees

The <b>60th GRAMMY Award nominations</b> are marked by a surge of R&B in the major categories, with no less than two artists up for Record Of The Year, Album …

Music

Jan Ingenhousz: The Man Who Discovered Photosynthesis

Today, Google is celebrating the 287th birthday of Jan Ingenhousz. While you may not be familiar with the name, you almost certainly learned about …

22 Products On Amazon That'll Make Perfect Gifts

An electric griddle, a cedar-scented candle, a cutting board in the shape of your favorite state, and nineteen other products on Amazon that will solve all your holiday shopping quandaries.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the</i> …

Shopping

Why physicists need philosophy

At a party, on a plane, in the locker-room, I’m often asked what I do. Though tempted by one colleague’s adoption of the identity of a steam-pipe …

Philosophy

Apple's top downloads in 2017: And the award goes to...

Despite the fact that we’re still weeks away from the end of the year, Apple has gone ahead and released its year-end most-downloaded of 2017. There aren’t any major surprises, but it’s still nice to take a look back and see what iPhone and iPad users thought was worth the most of their precious …

Luis Fonsi

This Is What It’s Like To Attend The World’s Biggest Flat Earth Conference

Flat Earthers are a special kind.<p>Not only do they believe that the earth is flat, but they also believe that there’s no such thing as gravity – or …

T-shirts

How Often Is 'Once in a Blue Moon'? Let Neil deGrasse Tyson Explain

From “lit” to “I can’t even,” lots of colloquialisms make no sense. But not all confusing phrases stem from Millennial mouths. Take, for example, …

Mental Floss

The “gay Twitter wrist thread” highlights the utter absurdity — and poignance — of gay Twitter

Gay Twitter — a slang term describing a loose community of queer men who interact regularly on Twitter — is a messy, beautiful place. And, like outer …

Laura Dern

Key Seahawks match-ups for the crucial game against Jaguars

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 03: running back Corey Clement<p>Seattle Seahawks are right where they need to be. Furthermore, they are one game back of the …

NFL

Watch Logic Take on the Hot Ones Challenge

Rapper Logic takes on the Hot Ones challenge with host Sean Evans.

Vince Staples

Pantone’s Color of the Year Is For Kings, Cosmos, and Prince

Welcome to the reign of ultra violet.<p>Pantone color of the year is ultra violet (purple), which will please all the cosmos-minded among us (<b>Neil Degrasse Tyson</b> has not yet commented. Neither has Carl Sagan, for that matter). The company chooses a color of the year annually based on design trends in …

UltraViolet

Tips and Tricks for Reading When You're Sick

I have had at least two rounds of a nasty cold over the last month. This has meant trying to keep on track with my yearly reading goal while blowing …

J. K. Rowling

Tennessee finally hired a football coach and other news of the week

The Week That Was Dec. 4-7<p>Monday 12.04.17<p>Less than 24 hours after saying he would remain the head coach of the New York Giants “as long as my keycard …

Vontaze Burfict

Supermassive black hole is the most distant ever observed

Space<p>The unexpected discovery has astronomers rethinking ideas about the early days of the universe.<p>In an unexpected discovery that shifts how scientists think about the early days of the universe, astronomers have detected a supermassive black hole that they say is the most distant ever …

Universe

Apple Names 2017's Most Popular Apps, Games, Movies, and More

On Dec. 7, Apple released its annual report of the most popular downloads across the full spectrum of content available on all of its devices. Ahead, we've pulled together all of the data across 17 different categories in order to provide you with the top 20 most-loved apps, TV shows, podcasts, …

Chip Gaines

Apple Shares Top Movies, TV Shows, Music, Podcasts and Books of 2017

Apple today published its annual lists featuring the most popular media content in the iTunes Store and iBooks Store in 2017, highlighting the best music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and books.<p>"The Shape of You" by Ed Sheeran was the top song of the year, while the top album was Drake's "More …

Joe Rogan

Wednesday Round-Up

Good afternoon, 12s.<p>Here’s a look at what’s out there for today — Wednesday, December 6 — about your Seattle Seahawks: Read<p>Player Spotlight: <b>Sheldon</b> …

NFC West

Drake, Bitmoji & Game of Thrones lead Apple Music, iTunes & App Store for 2017

Apple on Thursday released a list of the most popular media on iTunes and the App Store during 2017, also calling attention to editorial picks for …

Margaret Atwood

Neil deGrasse Tyson says Seahawks QB Russell Wilson’s lateral was a ‘Galilean transformation’

A controversial lateral executed by the Seahawks during their Sunday night win against the Eagles had some looking to science for answers.“As a …

Seattle

This New Le Creuset Pot Would Make Neil deGrasse Tyson Proud

Hold the phones, stop what you're doing! The latest Le Creuset release might just have you making an addition to your holiday shopping list. Yes, …

Where Are the Good Supermoon Photos on Social Media?

OK, I’ll say it: the majority of the supermoon photographs on social media are not very good. When I began working on this article, I was truly …

Photography

Stop Trying to Make Sense of NFL Suspension Boom

The suspensions keep coming. Tuesday, the league announced that <b>JuJu Smith-Schuster</b> and <b>George Iloka</b> would each be suspended one game for separate …

NFL

The Seahawks Coach Recruited Neil DeGrasse Tyson To Prove His QB's Pass Was Legal

Neil deGrasse Tyson has made a career out of serving as the link between the everyman and advanced scientific thought. So it stands to reason that …