Neil deGrasse Tyson Presents a Brief History of Everything in an 8.5 Minute Animation

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Stephen Colbert & Neil deGrasse Break Down Our Awesome 3 Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert won’t hit the airwaves until September 8th, but Colbert is already getting his Late Show Youtube channel up and running.

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Free: Download Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Short Course, The Inexplicable Universe, in Audio or Video Format

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Note: This course is no longer available online. But no worries, you can find related courses in our collections: Free Online Astronomy Courses and Free Online Physics Courses. Many are taught by leading professors in the field, and they’re part of our larger collection, 1200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities.

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Italian Astronaut Reads The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy on the International Space Station

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On Friday, to help celebrate Dante’s 750th birthday, Colin Marshall presented for you Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy’s first female astronaut, reading lines from The Divine Comedy aboard the International Space Station.

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Stephen Hawking Sings Monty Python’s “Galaxy Song”: Hear the Newly-Released Single

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The “Galaxy Song” first appeared in the 1983 film Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, and it has been revived in later years — on Monty Python albums, and in Monty Python stage plays. Now the song originally written by Eric Idle has been re-recorded, this time with the lyrics sung by the world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking.

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Download Free NASA Software and Help Protect the Earth from Asteroids!

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Yes, you can help save the world. And just by downloading some free software. Writes NASA:
Protecting the Earth from the threat of asteroid impacts means first knowing where they are. NASA is harnessing the incredible potential of innovators, makers and citizen scientists by opening up the search.

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You’ve Never Heard Carl Sagan Say “Billions” Like This Before

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Nobody likes the way an entire human life can get reduced to a sound bite, but even if you know absolutely nothing else about Carl Sagan, you know that he said the words “billions and billions.

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Stephen Hawking Starts Posting on Facebook: Join His Quest to Explain What Makes the Universe Exist

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I have no idea whether there’s intelligent life out there in the universe. But we can at least confirm that there’s a little intelligent life on Facebook, seeing that Stephen Hawking, the world’s best known theoretical physicist, began posting there yesterday.

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Free NASA eBook Theorizes How We Will Communicate with Aliens

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During the past few years, NASA has released a series of free ebooks, including NASA Earth As Art and various interactive texts focusing on the Webb and Hubble space telescopes. Last week, they added a new, curious book to the collection, Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication. Edited by Douglas A.

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Watch Episode #5 of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: Unlocking the Mysteries of Light (US Viewers)

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Episode 5 of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos series aired last night on Fox. Thanks to Hulu, US viewers can now watch it online. The episode, called “Hiding the Light,” explores the wave theory of light.

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