New scientific research could change our understanding of the universe
A recent scientific experiment could impact our understanding about the laws of physics. It found evidence from the behavior of an atomic particle that points to undiscovered forces in the universe that may have played a critical part in its creation and expansion. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, author of the new book "Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going," joins "CBSN AM" to talk about the discovery.cbsnews.com
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on aliens, supervolcanoes and other cosmic queries
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on aliens, supervolcanoes and other cosmic queries Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is taking on the big questions of the universe in his new book "Cosmic Queries." Tyson talks to "CBS This Morning" about life beyond Earth, what NASA's Perseverance rover could find and how looking to the sky can help people in times of isolation.cbsnews.com
Nobel Prizes and COVID-19: Slow, basic science may pay off
The Nobels, with new winners announced starting Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, often concentrate on unheralded, methodical, basic science. It’s that type of basic science that the Nobels usually reward, often years or decades after a discovery, because it can take that long to realize the implications. Basic research comes first. “Without basic science, you won’t have cutting-edge applied science,” said Frances Arnold, a Caltech chemical engineer who won the 2018 Nobel in chemistry. John Mather, who won the 2006 physics Nobel for cosmology, which is the study of the origin of the universe and is thus the ultimate basic science, said nearly everything we use around us is there because of basic science.
New this week: 'Enola Holmes,' Public Enemy and Bonnaroo
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— “Enola Holmes”: It’s somewhat fitting that “Stranger Things” breakout Millie Bobby Brown gets her first starring role in a Netflix film, “Enola Holmes,” coming to the streamer Wednesday. — The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival was supposed to take place in June in Tennessee but was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. This week, though, the festival is launching Virtual ROO-ALITY, a three-night live broadcast featuring new performances as well as content from the Bonnaroo archive. The two-hour film will be available at 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday at pbs.org/frontline and on YouTube at 9 p.m. EDT.
Forged in fire: Earth's past and future explored in 'Cosmos: Possible Worlds'
Religion and worship are intrinsically tied with our history as a species, as is fire, and both are recurring motifs in this week's episodes of "Cosmos: Possible Worlds." While we may detect evidence of spontaneous decision-making in animals, Tyson says, can we identify a source of executive authority in them, or a "soul"? Related: Creative creatures: 10 animals that use toolsOn the Monterey Cliffs, "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" host Neil deGrasse Tyson gently rocks a newborn baby. (Image credit: Cosmos Studios)It would seem the only thing that separates us from other animals, Tyson ponders, is our "neurotic need to feel 'special.'" Setting the stage for this new episode, Tyson recalls our own planet's fiery beginnings when it was hammered by a celestial body the size of Mars , which blasted into space material that became Earth's moon.space.com
Cosmos: Possible Worlds' brings the search for E.T. down to Earth
Episode 7, titled "Search for Intelligent Life," focuses specifically on first contact and the search for intelligent life in the vastness of the cosmos. (Image credit: Cosmos Studios)Tyson points out that we've only had the technology to detect radio signals for a little over a century, making FAST a truly monumental achievement. Humans have actually already made "first contact" with other intelligent life that communicates through equations and a symbolic language, Tyson points out: bees. (Image credit: Cosmos Studios)It was Austrian ethologist Karl von Frisch who unlocked the secrets of bee behavior in the early 20th century. "There are all kinds of stories in the struggle to understand the cosmos," Tyson reflects.space.com
'Cosmos: Possible Worlds' episode 5 explores the 'cosmic connectome'
In the fifth episode of "Cosmos: Possible Worlds," host Neil deGrasse Tyson explores questions that have baffled scientists for centuries. "Our brain," Tyson elaborates, "remains almost as much of a mystery as the universe itself." Our brains, Tyson concludes, are as mysterious and vast as the cosmos itself. Our connectome, unique to each individual, contains the wiring diagram of our thoughts, dreams, and fears and may contain the secrets to unlock a greater journey of exploration. "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" premiered March 9 on the National Geographic channel, and new episodes will air Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT/9 p.m. CT.space.com
'Cosmos: Possible Worlds' episode 4 explores our eternal quest to end hunger
The fourth episode of "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" sees host Neil deGrasse Tyson looking to the past and honoring botanist Nikolai Ivanovic Vavilov, pioneer of modern plant breeding. Vavilov's story is marked by both the tenacity and creativity we've come to expect from subjects in "Cosmos," though Vavilov's story is particularly tragic. Cold and dark, the somber tone of the music sets the stage for the themes the episode explores. "To be human," a solemn Tyson remarks, "is to know the torment of hunger. Vavilov believed science could triumph where government and leadership often failed and save millions of people from perishing from hunger.space.com
Neil deGrasse Tyson sees big business running with government space tech the way it did with GPS
The space industry is long overdue in its shift toward commercialization, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson told CNBC on Monday. "This should have happened decades ago," Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at New York's American Museum of Natural History, said on "Squawk Box." Tyson, a bestselling author and host of TV shows, pointed to the history of Global Positioning System technology. "That's the future" blueprint for the advancement of space travel and exploration by companies, he predicted. Tyson reiterated his support for a "space force" to protect U.S. interests in space.cnbc.com
Ford challenged Tesla to an 'apples to apples' tug-of-war between pickup trucks Musk says 'bring it on'
Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk gestures while introducing the newly unveiled all-electric battery-powered Tesla Cybertruck at Tesla Design Center in Hawthorne, California on November 21, 2019. Tesla's futuristic pickup truck appears set to go head-to-head against the Ford F-150 in an "apples to apples" tug-of-war battle. The anticipated showdown, which could take place as early as next week, comes shortly after Tesla unveiled its all-electric Cybertruck. Sundeep Madra, vice president at Ford X, sent a message via Twitter to Musk on Monday, apparently urging the Tesla CEO to send over a Cybertruck for an "apples to apples" tug-of-war test. In a tweet directly replying to the Ford X vice president, Musk replied: "Bring it on."cnbc.com
Neil deGrasse Tyson's tweets upset many
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson attends the IMAX exclusive experience for "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" at AMC Loews Lincoln Square IMAX on June 20, 2018, in New York City. (CNN) - Neil deGrasse Tyson is facing backlash online after he tweeted about gun deaths over the weekend. 200+ Americans died from gun violence in the past 48 hours," author and gun control activist Shannon Watts responded. Many other people mentioned that the other causes he listed were being researched or had reliable preventative measures that could be taken such as vaccines, while gun violence remains an unsolved issue. The remarks come just days after deGrasse Tyson's return to television following accusations of inappropriate behavior.
Viewing ‘Chicagohenge’: Here’s how it works
Any gridded city is likely to have at least a couple of days of the year when the sun lines up with the street grid. One of the most famous examples of the phenomenon is “Manhattanhenge” in New York. Because Manhattan’s street grid is offset about 30 degrees from the points of the compass, the dates when the phenomenon is visible don’t correspond with the equinoxes. Astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson wrote about Manhattanhenge for the American Museum of Natural History.chicagotribune.com
How accurate is the science behind "The Martian"?
In this weekend's box office hit, Matt Damon plays an astronaut stranded on Mars after his crew is hit by a sandstorm. But is the drama realistic about science? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what the movie got right and wrong.cbsnews.com
Iraq's Christians, Rare Earth Elements, Starstruck
Sign Up For NewslettersHere's what the CDC says fully vaccinated people can doBiden gives prime-time address on pandemic anniversaryFor many with obesity, deciding to get the COVID-19 vaccine is toughWhen can Americans go back to concerts and travel? Lesley Stahl reports; then, Charlie Rose profiles astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Iraq's Christians, Rare Earth Elements, Starstruck Lara Logan reports on Iraq's Christians; Are modern life's devices under China's grip? Lesley Stahl reports; then, Charlie Rose profiles astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Be the first to knowGet browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.cbsnews.com
Neil deGrasse Tyson's epitaph
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Inside Neil deGrasse Tyson's universe
Inside Neil deGrasse Tyson's universe Neil deGrasse Tyson shares his story about how he became fascinated by the universe at a young age. "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose joins CBSN with more on what surprised him the most about Tyson during his interview for "60 Minutes."cbsnews.com