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Neil deGrasse Tyson
In Court you can win even if ideas you defend are not true. But in science, Nature is the ultimate judge, jury & executioner
I wonder if social media atheists ever use "OMG". If so, they probably intended to type "OYG".
I’m quite sure that Frogs were into Hip-Hop long before the music industry was.
I wonder what aliens would think of human biology, upon learning we spend 1/3 of each Earth rotation in a semi-comatose state
JUST POSTED: @StarTalkRadio's Cosmic Queries "Primate Evolution” w/ Dr. Ian Tattersall. On @iTunes &
The objective truths of the world are controversial only to people who are both under-informed and who like to argue.
Mere coincidence? After the musical CATS closed on Broadway in 2000, Cats started showing up all over the internet.
Choosing a LightSaber is like saying “Don’t need guns. I prefer a sword after waiting for my enemy to stand in front of me."
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Today’s date is 10 / 10 / 2014. It’s so rare that it will never happen again.
If Picasso were reincarnated I wonder if he’d return as a flounder, or other fish with both eyes on the same side of its head
Like eclipses? Like sky phenomena? “EarthSky — a feeding source for all your celestial curiosities.
Plants get their energy from the Sun. Herbivores from plants. Carnivores from herbivores. In the end, we're all solar powered
JUST POSTED: @StarTalkRadio's Cosmic Queries: "Pseudoscience” with co-host @LeighannLord. On @iTunes &
Thanks for all the Birthday wishes yesterday. It’s been fun these 56 years, swirling around the Sun at 67,000 miles per hour.
Yup. I did voice a Pig in "Gravity Falls.". Airing tonight (Saturday) at 9pm on Disney-XD. On this occasion, I felt compelled
I wonder how much talent has evaporated from the world, for lack of ambition to drive it.
In NYC Friday night? StarTalk Live! with Malcolm @Gladwell. Also @EugeneMirman & @wyattcenac. Tickets:
In NYC Friday night? StarTalk Live! with Malcolm @Gladwell. Also @EugeneMirman & @wyattcenac. Tickets:
If Detroit added a pro-sports team & called it the Bears, the City could boast it was home to the Lions and Tigers and Bears.
Just passed my 4000th tweet -- an arbitrary moment enhanced by base-ten. Thanks to all for interest in these mental musings.
There are surely problems in the universe so advanced that our human brain cannot see them as problems in need of solution.
I think not enough good Hot Chocolate is served in the world. A comfort food without equal.
After 20 years & 5 championships, Derek Jeter’s last game (ever) in Yankee Stadium tonight. Won with a walk off hit. Farewell
A news headline you hardly ever see: "Psychic Wins the Lottery Again"
Got a bunch more Southern Hemisphere tidbits, but I think I’ll save them for even later...
So “Alpha" Centauri is the brightest star in the constellation Centaurus. And “Beta" Pictoris is the 2nd brightest in Pictor.
Apart from common names, stars are generally ID'ed in order of brightness within a constellation, using the Greek alphabet.
The Southern skies have the closest star system to the Sun - the famed “Alpha Centauri” The 3rd brightest in the night sky.
Earth is closest to the Sun during the Southern Hemisphere Summer. For the North, that of course coincides with our winter.
Many big telescope in the North have twins in the South, giving astrophysicists coherent full-sky coverage of the Universe.
Just an FYI: Earth’s South Magnetic Pole is actually in the North. That’s why the North tip of a compass needle points there.
The center of the Milky Way — a target of study for my PhD — passes directly overhead for all middle southern latitudes.
“Arctic" derives from Arktos, the Greek word for Bear. The Arctic's got em. (For now.) The Ant-Arctic doesn't.
What’s the North Pole? Curl the fingers of your right hand in the direction of rotation. Stick out your thumb. That’s North.
˙ʇdǝɔuoɔ pǝuᴉɟǝp ʎlǝsᴉɔǝɹd ʇnq 'ʎɹɐɹʇᴉqɹɐ uɐ sᴉ sʇɔǝɾqo ƃuᴉuuᴉds ɹoɟ ǝloԀ ɥʇnoS puɐ ǝloԀ ɥʇɹoN ǝɥʇ llɐɔ ǝʍ ʇɐɥM
Good Morning Australia. Resuming my tweets intended for you and everyone else down under -- south of the Equator.
Hmm. I think I’ll take a break for 6 or 7 hours — until the Aussies wake up — then continue the Southern Hemisphere hijinks.
Sundials designed for the North won't work in the Southern Hemisphere. If ported there, they would reckon time backwards.
In the North, the shadow of a sundial’s gnomon sweeps clockwise. That’s, in fact, what defined clockwise in the first place.
Some of us in the North are jealous that 100% of the world’s population of free Penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere.
Earth is not only oblate — wider at the equator than pole-to-pole, but pear shaped — slightly wider just south of the equator
Earth's centrifugal force at the Equator renders everybody and everything about 6% lighter than they’d weigh at the poles.
At a revolution speed of 1,700 km / hour, the equator is Earth’s fastest moving part. All other latitudes move more slowly.
I think it's cool that there's a country on the equator with the name "Equator". Better known in Spanish as Ecuador
Antarctica’s subglacial Lake Vostok is a body of water, trapped in ice, that hasn’t seen air in at least 15-million years.
The flag in Antarctica that ID's the South Pole has to be repositioned every year. The glacier beneath moves continuously.
The South Pole is covered with land: Antarctica. In the North, Santa’s gotta live on an (ever-shrinking) slab of floating ice
At about 2800 meters above sea level, the South Pole plateau sits at an elevation almost as high as that of Mount Olympus.