You’d have to live in an underwater cave to have missed the news that human activity is warming the planet. But climate change is a really complex issue, impacting everything from our atmosphere to our oceans in ways that aren’t always obvious. Still, it’s important that we all try to understand the basics.
Symphony of Science is back! The project, helmed by John D. Boswell (aka Melodysheep) had been putting together some fantastic music videos featuring autotuned scientists. Now, he’s collaborated with the Planetary Society for the latest video, Beyond the Horizon.
You probably remember Bill Nye from when he taught you real things about actual science. But as it turns out, he also knows about — and I’m quoting here — “blowing shit up”.
The Mean Tweets genre — whereby a celebrity reads a sampling of their Twitter abuse — is well established by this stage in the internet life cycle. So it’s about time that Bill Nye shared his worst.
Although climate change is a complicated topic, the basic nuances are fairly easy to understand. But in case you (or your Member of Congress) still needs help, here’s Bill Nye and some emoji to shed some light.
Over the weekend, the LightSail satellite unfurled its gigantic solar sail to help propel it through space. Now, the first images to be beamed back from the satellite prove that it’s really up and running.
For the last few weeks since its launch, the experimental LightSail satellite has been orbiting Earth, unable to make ground contact thanks to a software glitch. But earlier today, the spacecraft’s handlers successfully deployed the little craft’s gigantic sail.
The Fermi Paradox is a question that stumps and fascinates scientists (and pretty much everyone else, let's be real.) The question, originally posed by Italian physicist Enrico Fermi, wonders at why there are theoretically so many habitable planets in the universe, but humanity has yet to make contact with any form of…
Children of the '90s probably remember being educated by Bill Nye and his incredible array of bow-ties. But tweens these days probably don't really have the same attention span, so here's the great man himself, explaining evolution in 90 seconds through the medium of emoji.
If you're a bit of a geek (and I know you are because, c'mon, you're reading Gizmodo), you probably grew up watching Bill Nye. The goofy puns, the cheeky visuals, the corny yet cool music videos, all inspired a generation to grow up and do cool things with science. Here's our TV hero's origin story.
The first thing you'll see tomorrow night when you tune in to Cosmos won't be Carl Sagan, or even Neil deGrasse Tyson. It'll be President Obama, kicking off the series premiere with a statement that "invites a new generation to embrace the spirit of discovery and inspires viewers to explore new frontiers and imagine…
Because, obviously, this is gold. Pure gold. As he points out, you don't need a PhD in climate science to understand what's going on here. We love you, Bill.
Listen to Bill Nye's letter to the President of the United States asking for $1.5 billion to support planetary exploration. He gives three excellent reasons.
Because Bill Nye explains the world better than even experiencing it yourself, here's our childhood maestro of science explaining how we could possibly stop an asteroid from destroying Earth. Giant bombs, huge rockets and even freaking lasers probably can't stop it. And even if they could stop it, we might not be…
Imagine if PBS created its own Avengers by teaming up superheroes from our childhood. I'm not talking about Iron Man or Thor but Carl Sagan, Mister Rogers and Bill Nye. Real superheroes. This fantastic short imagines the trio teaming up with Bob Ross to form the PBS Avengers who want to save us from brain shrinking…
Brian Greene (author of The Elegant Universe) just posted this photo on his Facebook wall with the following description:
I can't look at Bill Nye and imagine him as anything other than the Science Guy. Hell, I can barely think of science without thinking about Bill Nye so I've never really thought about how Bill Nye became the Science Guy... until now. Turns out, it happened mostly because he's so awesome.
Bill Nye, the world's favorite science teacher and forever holder of a place in our hearts, is easily the coolest person for being a total dork. Watch him dance, bounce, use two drinking glasses as eye glasses and sing with a band named Bill Nye and the Science Guys.
If you liked Carl Sagan's autotuned music videos celebrating the wonders of the cosmos, you will like this one celebrating the wonders of evolution too, featuring David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins and Bill Nye.
Earlier today, BP reported that their latest containment cap succeeded in stopping the flow of oil from the Deepwater Horizon rig. But as the Science Guy explains, closing the valves on the new cap could potentially make matters even worse.