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NOVA's The Elegant Universe: String Theory Listen


Commenting on NOVA's The Elegant Universe on string theory and its relevance to modern physics.

Jack Mangan's Deadpan Interview Listen

Interview on Jack Mangan's Deadpan about Pluto, life in the universe, Galileo, and religion.

The Cosmic Office Watch


Sputnik dolls? Planet-shaped pineapple? Neil deGrasse Tyson, the new host of NOVA scienceNOW, has a stellar collection of space-themed souvenirs. See them in this video.

Radio Lab Listen


Discussion on WNYC's Radio Lab about the universe, and the Copernican Principle, which says, if you think it's all about you then you are probably wrong.

Living On Earth: Venus or Bust Listen

Living On Earth

Two NASA satellites and the European Space Agency's Venus Express have set out to find clues that will aid scientists' understanding of climate change on Earth.

Living On Earth: Moons & Money Listen

Living On Earth

Water-spewing geysers may mean there’s life on one of Saturn’s moons, and how proposed budget cuts could affect the search for life and other space science programs.

NOVA ScienceNOW: Killer Asteroids Listen


In conversation with Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweikert, on a Gravitational Tractor that can deflect killer asteroids.

Living On Earth: Intelligent Design Is Not Science Listen

Living On Earth

Discussion of the history of attributing scientific gaps to a higher being, and the notion of intelligent design as "a philosophy of ignorance" that has no place in science.

Going Ballistic Read

Natural History Magazine

An exposition of all the ways objects can move under the influence of gravity.

The Perimeter of Ignorance Read

Natural History Magazine

A critical review of the occasions when scientists invoke God at the limits off their knowledge.