Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Star Talk returns to the National Geographic Channel next Sunday, October 25. We caught up with Dr. Tyson to discuss the premiere, the scientific ubiquity of Seth MacFarlane and NASA’s plans for Matt Damon.
Tonight’s episode of Key & Peele was pretty geeky overall—there was a long sequence about Game of Thrones. But the penultimate Key & Peele also included a fricken brilliant running gag about Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos.
"The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars," Carl Sagan famously said in his 1980 series Cosmos. "We are made of starstuff."
Some enterprising soul decided to go through the classic Cosmos TV series and collect every single instance of beloved astronomer Carl Sagan pronouncing an "-illion" word in his unique, inimitable way in one, amazing supercut. There are infinitely worse ways to start the work week.
Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos is arguably one of the most important shows to come out in recent memory, and inarguably one of the most beautiful. I'm happy to report that it looks better than ever on Blu-ray, and you can own the entire series today for just $22.
We begin (and end) in one of Carl Sagan's favorite virtual environments from the original series: the Library of Alexandria. Sagan used the Library as a cautionary tale about what can be lost when a civilization is careless with its knowledge, but Tyson uses it as an inspirational story.
Last night's episode of Cosmos was about carbon dioxide, the greenhouse effect, and the hopeful possibilities for humanity's future on Earth.
Cosmos' Ship of Imagination sails into the sunset (or is it just the sun?) this week, but not before plumbing the mysteries of dark matter. Finn gives dating another try on Adventure Time, Increase Mather rocks Salem, and a new character in Orphan Black's conspiracy appears. See all the details and clips below!
To date, the rebooted Cosmos series has unabashedly tackled such "controversial" topics as evolution and industry-funded science denial. But as this preview of the next episode shows, Neil deGrasse Tyson — along with his adorable dog — are heading straight into climate change country.
Wil Wheaton makes fun of the scifi news of the week in his new show while Game of Thrones gets ready to throw down and duel. Orphan Black heads to rehab, Penny Dreadful attends the theater, and The 100 goes hunting. Plus, get caught up on Defiance before the new season starts. Details below!
Cosmos on weed cuts through the middleman and delivers the reality. Getting stoned and watching Cosmos is great. Because space is rad.
Tonight's episode of Cosmos is about the fragility and durability of life. Our story starts in the cradle of civilization, Iraq, with the development of written language and the recorded legends of the Mesopotamian goddess Innana, the hero Gilgamesh and the flood myth that found its final form in the Old Testament and…
Tonight's episode of Cosmos tells the story of Michael Faraday, the man who unlocked the secrets of electricity. Born to poverty, unaccomplished at school and evidently cursed with an unfortunately Elmer Fudd-like speech impediment, Faraday educated himself well enough on the subject of electricity to apprentice for…
This week, we say a temporary farewell to several shows, including Person of Interest, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, and Grimm, while Star-Crossed ends its alien-human romance for good. See all the clips and details below!
"Nothing is permanent," said the great philosopher Heraclitus, "except change." Tonight's episode of Cosmos was about the changes the Earth has undergone over the eons and the contribution life has made to those changes.
Two new spooky TV shows premiere this week as The Tomorrow People and Once Upon a Time wrap up their seasons. Plus, zombie drama In the Flesh returns and a powerful Arrow character is back in Starling City. See all the details below!
Over at Symmetry Magazine, DOE Office of High Energy Physics scientist Glen Crawford remembers how the original Cosmos show affected him as a college student. His comments are fascinating in light of the new show.
The theme for this week's episode of Cosmos was the life cycle of stars, beginning with the famous Pleiades star cluster. But this episode truly belongs to a cluster of stars from the world of science: astronomer Annie Jump Cannon and her colleagues, who developed Harvard's stellar classification scheme.
Maria Hill, fresh from her stint in Captain America 2, returns to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. this week and Santanico Pandemonium has a deadly dance on From Dusk Till Dawn. Plus, Supernatural prepares its spinoff and Vikings and Resurrection close their seasons. Details below!