Tweets From Neil deGrasse Tyson's Freshman Dorm Room

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a brilliant, modern-day Carl Sagan. He is also, if we are to judge solely by his Twitter account, a freshman philosophy major, tweeting from his dorm room and rolling blunts on top of his used copy of Plato's Republic. » 12/23/14 9:56am 12/23/14 9:56am

Neil deGrasse explains the theoretical principles behind Interstellar

Neil deGrasse Tyson didn't like many things in Interstellar, but he completely figured out the movie plot, its ending, and the physics that make it all possible. He explains the entire thing clearly in this video. [Spoilers ahead, obviously] » 11/19/14 7:51am 11/19/14 7:51am

Neil deGrasse Tyson's nine Interstellar mysteries

Amazon's Offering Cosmos on Blu-Ray Today for Just $22

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos is arguably one of the most important shows to come out in recent memory, and inarguably one of the most beautiful. I'm happy to report that it looks better than ever on Blu-ray, and you can own the entire series today for just $22. » 11/01/14 11:50am 11/01/14 11:50am

How I Became Thousands of Nerds' Worst Enemy by Tweeting a Photo

I'm sitting in an office in Manhattan a few blocks from Central Park. It's a fairly typical workday, filled with emails, trips to the coffee pot, and refreshing my sites. I'm on all the good ones: Twitter, Facebook, you name it. » 8/08/14 3:20pm 8/08/14 3:20pm

Neil deGrasse Tyson Gives Us A Detailed Breakdown Of NASCAR Physics

Back in May, astrophysicist and science educator Neil deGrasse Tyson found his show was bumped due to a NASCAR race. Undeterred, he took to Twitter to explain some of the physics of racing. We're fans, but we thought his math was a little off. So Dr. Tyson just showed up in the comments to explain it all. » 7/03/14 9:43am 7/03/14 9:43am

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Everything Wrong With the Movie Gravity

Gravity is a positively stunning, occasionally horrifying cinematic masterpiece. Of course, that said, it's got its share of problems. And no one has been more irked by these discrepancies than everyones favorite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Now, you can listen to the man himself sound off on every single… » 6/03/14 11:00am 6/03/14 11:00am

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 11:05am 3/18/14 11:05am

9-year-old kid debates asteroid destruction with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Seriously folks, you need to watch 9-year-old Jacob debating about how to deflect or destroy asteroids that may hit Earth with Cosmos' host Neil de Grasse Tyson. The non-Newtonian fluid line is pure gold. » 3/17/14 12:37pm 3/17/14 12:37pm

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 1:21pm 11/01/13 1:21pm

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 1:45pm 7/22/13 1:45pm

The Epic, First Official Trailer for Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos

As if there were any question about who held the modern-day astrophysics badass crown, the first trailer for Neil deGrasse's Tyson's reboot of Carl Sagan's Cosmos series looks absolutely incredible. » 7/22/13 11:15am 7/22/13 11:15am

Three of This Generation's Iconic Scientists Horsing Around Like Kids

Brian Greene (author of The Elegant Universe) just posted this photo on his Facebook wall with the following description: » 4/01/13 12:13pm 4/01/13 12:13pm

Thor's Hammer Weighs as Much as 300 Billion Elephants, Says Neil…

Neil deGrasse Tyson just took the mystery out of a cosmic legend in comics, and somehow made it even cooler. How much does Mjolnir, the hammer of Thor and forged from a collapsing star, actually weigh? Turns out, stars weigh a lot. » 2/06/13 6:40pm 2/06/13 6:40pm

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 Important…

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 Explains Why the Original Star Trek's Enterprise is…

Acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was in attendance at the most recent Starship Smackdown—an anual end-of-Comic-Con tradition wherein a posse of high-profile in-the-know space nerds debate one another of the best starship of all time. » 7/18/12 8:40pm 7/18/12 8:40pm