NOVA scienceNOW : 53 – Sleep, First Primates, Earthquakes in the Midwest, Profile: Sang-Mook Lee

NEIL DeGRASSE TYSON (Astrophysicist/American Museum of Natural History): On this episode of NOVA scienceNOW: Everybody knows earthquakes happen in places like California, but there may be a looming threat where you least expect it. Memphis, Tennessee? That’s right; land of Elvis, barbecue, and Beale Street. These folks don’t look too worried, but maybe they should […]

NOVA scienceNOW : 42 – Saving Hubble, First Primates, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, Killer Microbe

NEIL DeGRASSE TYSON (Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History): On this episode of NOVA scienceNOW: it’s the most famous scientific instrument in the world, and its stunning pictures have changed our view of the universe. MATT MOUNTAIN (Space Telescope Science Institute): Twenty years ago we didn’t know how big the universe was, how old it […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson – “Accessory to War” & Arming Society with Knowledge | The Daily Show

-Welcome back to the show. -Hey, man. Thanks for having me back. -First things first. -What’s that? -Happy birthday. -Oh. This week is my birthday. -Happy birthday. -(applause and cheering) So-so, but everybody has a birthday every year, so just to specify, this is my sixtieth. -60? -Yeah. Yeah. -(applause and cheering) I-I’m the same […]

NOVA scienceNOW : 39 – Personal DNA Testing, Art Authentication, Capturing Carbon, Pardis Sabeti

NEIL deGRASSE TYSON (Astrophysicist/American Museum of Natural History): On this episode of NOVA scienceNOW: can a new DNA test tell us what diseases we’ll get in our lifetime? They say it’s easy as…spit. ELISSA LEVIN (Navigenics, Inc.): Spit. NEIL deGRASSE TYSON: That’s right. Just fill up a container with salivaótook me 90 secondsósend it off […]

Are We Living in an Ancestor Simulation? ft. Neil deGrasse Tyson | Space Time

[MUSIC] This episode is supported by LegalZoom®. As our video games become more and more lifelike it’s becoming clear that at some point perhaps soon our simulations will be indistinguishable from reality. If that’s true, how do we know it didn’t already happen? Could we be in a simulation… …now? [THEME] Before I get into […]