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Holy Wars

Natural History Magazine

A candid, though sensitive look at the failure of religious writings to offer insight into the nature of the physical universe.

Keynote Address: The 1998 Presidential Awards for Mathematics and Science Teaching

The keynote speech at the 1998 Presidential Awards for Mathematics and Science Teaching, where Dr. Tyson reflects on his own experiences in school.

Goldilocks and the Three Planets

Natural History Magazine

What conditions are favorable for life to exist in the universe?

Pluto's Honor

Natural History Magazine

What makes Pluto peculiar and why it's no longer considered a planet.

Certain Uncertainties, Part II

Natural History Magazine

Setting the record straight on data uncertainty and society's perception of science.

Certain Uncertainties, Part I

Natural History Magazine

Setting the record straight on data uncertainty and society's perception of science.

Space Travel Troubles

Natural History Magazine

The challenges and solutions to affordable space travel.

Misaligned Stars

The New York Times

A commentary on science literacy in the arts and society.

Water, Water

Natural History Magazine

Water in the Solar System: where it's abundant and where it's absent.

To Fly

Natural History Magazine

The story of flight, from the Wright Brothers to outer space.