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Happy Birthday, NASA

NOVA ScienceNOW's Cosmic Perspective

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the same age as NASA, and both have come a long way in 50 years.

Intelligent Life?

NOVA ScienceNOW's Cosmic Perspective

What would aliens conclude about intelligent life on our planet if they picked up our broadcast signals?

The Northern Lights

NOVA ScienceNOW's Cosmic Perspective

Some of the most challenging problems in physics are rooted in the most beautiful-to-behold sights.

Telescopes in Space

NOVA ScienceNOW's Cosmic Perspective

Neil Tyson describes the uproar in 2004 after NASA announced it had cut funding to repair the Hubble.

Bad News and Uncertainty

NOVA ScienceNOW's Cosmic Perspective

Many people fear information that might contain bad news beyond their control, but such fear forfeits the opportunity to solve the problem. Here's how scientists approach bad news and uncertainty.

Dark Matter and Dark Energy

NOVA ScienceNOW's Cosmic Perspective

According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, dark matter and dark energy could just as well be called without a clue A and without a clue B.

Vote by Numbers

The New York Times

Commentary on the scientific analysis of polling data in the 2008 Democratic primaries.

Tiny Things of Great Import

NOVA ScienceNOW's Cosmic Perspective

The study of the smallest particles offers insight into the biggest event that ever was, the birth of the universe.

Aging Stars

NOVA ScienceNOW's Cosmic Perspective

Do all stars live to the same age? Are some immortal? Learn about aging in the cosmos.

A Teacher, a Student and a Church-State Dispute

The New York Times

Commentary on the assertion that religious beliefs should be taught alongside science.

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