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Shutting down flat Earthers, Neil deGrasse Tyson style

Belief systems aren't necessarily dangerous until they're spread by someone with influence.

Neil deGrasse Tyson: How science literacy can save us from the internet

If you understand when and how to ask questions, you possess an effective inoculation against charlatans.

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Scientists’ brains are wired to see differently

Scientists are expert observers. Because of this, they can help us develop a keener view of the world — the cosmos.

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Want to prove aliens exist? Do this.

Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to believe. He just needs to see the evidence first.

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Don't believe the dark matter hype

There's something all of us—physicists included—are getting wrong about dark matter, says Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to go ice fishing on Europa

Everyone loves Europa, says Neil deGrasse Tyson. Why? It's a strong bet for finding life in our solar system, and it's even more amazing because it breaks all the rules.

Science: The rise (and fall?) of America

From Abraham Lincoln's founding of the National Academy of Sciences in 1863, to the US currently leading the world in the Nobel Prize count (a third of which we owe to immigrants), America was built on science. What happens when we doubt and defund it?

Science Can Reinvent America

According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, three fears account for "the most expensive, ambitious projects humans have ever undertaken."

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Science Is In Our DNA

We explore our environment more than we are compelled to utter poetry when we’re toddlers, says Neil deGrasse Tyson.

My Man, Sir Isaac Newton

Are you 26 years-old or older? If so, you are older than Isaac Newton was when he invented calculus... on a dare! Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why Newton is the greatest physicist of all time.

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