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Living On Earth: The Pluto Files

Living On Earth

Neil deGrasse Tyson didn't mean to get Pluto demoted from planet status; he just wanted people to think about the solar system differently. But changing the number of planets from nine to eight is just what happened when a debate sparked by the astrophysicist's Hayden Planetarium exhibit—sans Pluto—ended with the re-categorization of the icy rock to dwarf planet status.

Carl Sagan's Search for God

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Discussion with Ann Druyen and Steve Soter on Carl Sagan's perspective on science, his spiritual experience, and his search for God.

Living On Earth: Hubble Trouble

Living On Earth

Discussion of the delayed Hubble Space Telescope mission to the recent discovery of snow on Mars.

Time's Ten Questions

Time Magazine

TIME'S Gilbert Cruz talks to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about stars, science, and our role in the universe.

Living On Earth: Shared Space

Living On Earth

In two and a half years the United States will decommission the three remaining shuttles capable of taking astronauts to the International Space Station. The only option after that will be to hitch a ride on a Russian shuttle, a collaboration may be just what we need in the space program.

Point of Inquiry: Communicating Science to the Public

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Topics include approaches to informal science education, teaching science through pop-culture media outlets, and science and religion.

Living On Earth: Cosmic Quandaries

Living On Earth

Discussion regarding the nature of dark matter and about a new planet recently discovered outside our solar system that might host life.

Death By Black Hole - Science and the City

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A talk about Death By Black Hole, superstitions, church and state, and the evolution of education.

Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

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Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! plays a game called, "The Album's OK, but $5 Million Will Make It Even Better:" three questions about the long-awaited, and long-delayed Guns and Roses album, Chinese Democracy.

Point of Inquiry: Death by Black Hole

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A Point of Inquiry interview on the popularization of science, spirituality, why scientists should be personally motivated to increase public science interest.