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  • Neil deGrasse Tyson's theory: 'StarTalk' can make science hip

    Neil deGrasse Tyson's theory: 'StarTalk' can make science hip
    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the American face of science, has a new talk show — or rather, he has an old talk show moving from the Internet to television Monday. It's called "StarTalk," a science-and-comedy rap session he has hosted since 2009, mainly as an audio podcast but also on video via the Nerdist network, which now becomes a weekly late-night offering of National Geographic Channel.
  • Study scans 100,000 galaxies for signs of alien life

    Study scans 100,000 galaxies for signs of alien life
    A study published by Penn State scientists used NASA’s Wide-field Infared Survey Explorer (WISE) images to study galaxies for extraterrestrial life and came up empty, for now. The team was looking for mid-infrared wavelengths hoping that if a...

    'The Messengers' brings tidings of great doom

    'The Messengers' brings tidings of great doom
    Premiering Friday on the CW, "The Messengers" is an eschatological biblical thriller from the network of "Supernatural," "iZombie," "Arrow" and "The 100." In the opening scene, two women in scrubs leave a hospital. "I'd almost lost faith until you guys,...

    NASA's journey to Pluto: Here's what might go wrong

    NASA's journey to Pluto: Here's what might go wrong
    After a journey of 9.5 years across 3 billion miles of space, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is about three months away from its closest approach to the dwarf planet Pluto. The mission has gone according to plan so far, but NASA officials said hazards...

    Asteroid's name skyrockets across social media

    Asteroid's name skyrockets across social media
    Two former colleagues at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory found themselves in the center of a media whirlwind last week when word got out they’d named an asteroid for Pakistani activist and the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate, Malala...