Neil deGrasse Tyson: Science is Trending in the World
As Big Think reported, Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Cosmos" was trending on Twitter during its Sunday night broadcast. During a photo shoot with, yes, GQ magazine, Tyson claimed that science is trending worldwide.
Do we have the charming astrophysicist to thank?
What’s also trending is the way people are reacting to Tyson’s “Sexiest Astrophysicist” appeal, which Tyson humbly attributes to science, and not himself.
“When you tell people something that’s intellectually delectable, they can feel sensually towards it,” Tyson told PEOPLE. “But I think at the end of the day, the object of their affection is the universe.”
To check out a video on Tyson bringing sexy (science) back, head to TIME.
Scientists have developed new ways of understanding how the biological forces of death drive important life processes.
- Researchers have found new ways on how decomposing plants and animals contribute to the life cycle.
- After a freak mass herd death of 300 reindeer, scientists were able to study a wide range of the decomposition processes.
- Promoting the necrobiome research will open up new areas of inquiry and even commerce.
What do we see from watching birds move across the country?
- A total of eight billion birds migrate across the U.S. in the fall.
- The birds who migrate to the tropics fair better than the birds who winter in the U.S.
- Conservationists can arguably use these numbers to encourage the development of better habitats in the U.S., especially if temperatures begin to vary in the south.
Explore how alcohol affects your brain, from the first sip at the bar to life-long drinking habits.
- Alcohol is the world's most popular drug and has been a part of human culture for at least 9,000 years.
- Alcohol's effects on the brain range from temporarily limiting mental activity to sustained brain damage, depending on levels consumed and frequency of use.
- Understanding how alcohol affects your brain can help you determine what drinking habits are best for you.
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