Hilarious slow-motion video turns Neil deGrasse Tyson into a stoner

Astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson, in addition to being a general badass, is most famous for his wildly infectious exuberance for all things science. Unless, of course, NDT is stoned out of his mind. In which case, that vigor would probably turn into the masterpiece you see below. » 3/18/14 1:30pm 3/18/14 1:30pm

Tomorrow's Cosmos Debut Kicks Off With President Obama

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… » 3/08/14 3:34pm 3/08/14 3:34pm

This is how you blow up a planet, according to Neil deGrasse Tyson

Hayden Planetarium Director and supreme astrophysics badass Neil deGrasse Tyson recently took to his podcast, Star Talk Radio, to answer a few questions from the audience as read by noted funnyman Eugene Mirman. And fortunately for us, Grand Moff Tyson decided to take the one about blowing up planets. » 11/01/13 1:38pm 11/01/13 1:38pm

10 Reasons to Love Science According to Neil deGrasse Tyson

As if you need any more convincing that science is awesome, right? Well, Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to make you love it even more. Doing his part for YouTube's Geek Week, Neil deGrasse Tyson links you up with 10 more reasons to be in awe of science. The reasons include stuff like the Northern Lights of Finland to… » 8/07/13 1:00am 8/07/13 1:00am

The Biggest Winners and Losers of Comic-Con 2013!

San Diego Comic-Con is a white-hot furnace in which projects are made, or destroyed. Some emerge from the flames stronger, with invincible buzz levels, while others are melted down. Here's our list of the people and projects that gained buzz from Comic-Con, and the ones that lost some of their buzz. » 7/22/13 6:47pm 7/22/13 6:47pm

5 Amazing Real-Life Facts About Superman

You've probably heard that Neil DeGrasse Tyson will be making an appearance in an upcoming issue of the Superman comics. But earlier today he showed up on NPR's Morning Edition to explain the juicy science behind the cameo, and drop some knowledge about the Man of Steel. Here are five real-life Superman facts he… » 12/03/12 3:20pm 12/03/12 3:20pm

How Realistic Are All of James Bond's Weapons and Gadgets?

When I was a wee pup, my favorite thing about James Bond movies were the scenes with Q. Back then, getting a peek behind the laboratory of insane gadgets and wild weapons was just as cool as killing bad guys in a tuxedo and sleeping with women without one. But how real were those movie-world gadgets? Giz favorite Neil… » 10/04/12 8:40pm 10/04/12 8:40pm

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Columbus Landing in America Was the Most…

Christopher Columbus is a polarizing figure in modern America. He was a hero! He was a villain! But what if we look past the immediate consequences and look at his broader, unintended impacted on the human species as a whole? » 7/24/12 12:20pm 7/24/12 12:20pm

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Calls Out Prometheus For Its Sketchy Science

Most science fiction fans are happy to shrug off technical inaccuracies while enjoying a movie. But not if you're the director of the Hayden Planetarium and a world-renowned astrophysicist. Which is why Neil DeGrasse Tyson couldn't help but question one of Prometheus' technical gaffes. » 6/09/12 2:00pm 6/09/12 2:00pm

This Video Will Remind You Why We Need Space Exploration—Badly

"We went to the Moon, and we discovered Earth." So true. Listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about the simple fact that "you can't put a price on space exploration." It will really give you chills. » 6/04/12 3:20pm 6/04/12 3:20pm

Jon Stewart Is As Excited About Mining Asteroids As We Are

It's hard to suppress your little-kid joy when a news story drops like the prospect of asteroid mining. Clearly Jon Stewart agrees; on last night's Daily Show, he sparkled with awe while covering the story at length. Highlights include an apt Armageddon reference, and a short but oh-so-sweet cameo by one Neil DeGrasse … » 4/26/12 11:44am 4/26/12 11:44am