Cosmic Queries: Primate Evolution10/19/14
Paleoanthropologist Dr. Ian Tattersall is back to help Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman answer fan questions about where primates came from, and where we’re going. Read more and listen to the full show at:...
StarTalk SoundBite: Where Do Heavy Elements Come From?
Where do heavy elements come from? If you said “the ground” move to the back of the class. Never fear, the answer is in this StarTalk SoundBite with Prof. Neil Tyson and Teaching Assistant Leighann Lord. If you enjoyed this SoundBite or just want to...
The Ig Nobel Prize
Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Leighann Lord dive into the strange world of the Ig® Nobel Prize for research that first makes you laugh, and then makes you think. Read more and listen to the full episode at...
Cosmic Minute: “You Cannot Leave” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek's Lt. Uhura, describes how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. personally responded to her desire to leave the show. Listen as she recounts history in the making to Neil deGrasse Tyson. If you like this track, check out the whole...
StarTalk SoundBite: Is Earth Weightless?
Did you know that you are heavier than the Earth? Host Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the difference between mass and weight on a planetary scale, as well as discussing the Sun, Earth, asteroids, orbits, and freefall with Leighann Lord. If you...
Cosmic Queries: Pseudoscience
Put on your thinking caps, because in this episode Neil deGrasse Tyson and Leighann Lord answer fan questions about pseudoscience, from creationism to crystals to alternative medicine. Read more and listen to the full episode at...
Cosmic Minute: Bionic Cities by 2040
How will technology change cities in the future? The “cities of the future” could be closer than you think as futurists Jason Silva and Melissa Sterry take Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman on a bionics-driven ride into the coming decades. If you...
StarTalk SoundBite: The Hunt For A Real Medical Tricorder
Would you want to build a real life medical Tricorder for 10 million dollars? StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the reasons why X-Prize founder Peter Diamandis has teams competing to build a working Star Trek medical tricorder and how...
Cosmic Queries: Funding Space Exploration
How important is it to fund space exploration? Find out when Bill Nye, CEO of the Planetary Society, returns as guest host to answer fan questions, along with Eugene Mirman and NASA astronaut Mike Massimino. Read more and
Cosmic Minute: San Diego Comic-Con – The Final Frontier
With StarTalk Live! as the opening event for NY Comic Con’s #SuperWeek, we’re revisiting Neil deGrasse Tyson’s first trip to SDCC. He talks about sci-fi with Star Trek’s LeVar Burton and Brent Spiner. If you like this track, check out the whole...
StarTalk SoundBite: How Much Are Apes Like Humans?
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman explore our similarities to apes with primate expert Dr. Ian Tattersall. After that, listen to Neil ask Andy Serkis about the impact of these trait differences on his portrayal of Caesar from "Dawn of the Planet...
X-Prize - Beyond Space (Part 2)
In the conclusion of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with Peter Diamandis, we explore how the X-Prize Foundation inspires out-of-the-box solutions to the world’s greatest problems. Read more and listen to the full show:...
Cosmic Minute: Perihelion – The Astrophysicist’s Holiday
Is January 1st really an astronomically special day? StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson debunks the science behind holidays and separates fact from fiction on a couple of the most well-known days of the year – and how often the sun really rises...
StarTalk SoundBite: What Can We Learn From A Black Hole?
Host Neil deGrasse Tyson considers the merits of sending a probe into a Black Hole with co-host Leighann Lord. Find out what would happen and how we know where these outwardly invisible Black Holes are located. If you appreciated this quick lesson and...
A Tribute to Joan Rivers
Our special tribute features the best of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Lynne Koplitz’s interview with the late Joan Rivers, plus new reflections by comedians Eugene Mirman, Chuck Nice and Leighann Lord. Read more and listen to the full episode:...
StarTalk SoundBite: Motivating Your Brain... with Candy?
Can candy actually make you smarter? Host Neil deGrasse Tyson explores the motivating effects of both reward and punishment on behavior and learning with neuroscientists Dr. Heather Berlin and Mayim Bialik of "The Big Bang Theory." They examine the...
X-Prize (Part 1)
The X-Prize is motivating engineers, scientists and private industry to “Make the impossible possible.” Get an insider’s look when Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews founder Peter Diamandis. Read more and listen to the full episode at:...
StarTalk SoundBite: What Is Consciousness?
Why am I me and why are you you? Host Neil deGrasse Tyson puts Dr. Heather Berlin on the spot with some of his own questions regarding consciousness on this StarTalk SoundBite from from StarTalk Live: Big Brains at BAM Part 2. Aided by Mayim Bialik,...
Cosmic Queries: General Astrophysics 101
Curious about general astrophysics? Then join us for class this week as Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson and teaching assistant Leighann Lord explain some of the basics.
StarTalk SoundBite: Mayim Bialik, Neuroscientist And Actress
Did you know Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler is a neuroscientist in real life? StarTalk Live host Neil deGrasse Tyson explores how Emmy-Nominated actress Mayim Bialik’s portrayal of a neuroscientist on "The Big Bang Theory" has been influenced by her own...
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