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Mr. Eccles Presents | Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains The Universe While Eating Spicy Wings | Hot Ones


Neil talks the universe and stuffs while subjecting his tastebuds to ever-hotter hot sauces on chickeny nom-noms that could outdo the average hypernova explosion.

h/t to Andrew Hall at Laughing in Disbelief

The Call’s Gnuz & Lynx Roundup | #Paris #Beirut #Baghdad


G’day. This last weekend was the time of the awful terror attacks in Paris, Beirut, and in Baghdad, resulting in scores dead and hundreds injured. ISIL, also referred to as Daesh, has taken credit for the attacks and this travesty on a monumental scale. To paraphrase twitterer @LEDFlashing, it shows how those who can’t succeed on the merits of their ideas need terror as their messenger. This is a recipe for failure in the free market of ideas, and they who so fail shall be left behind by those of us who’ve grown up and moved forward. Here’s an animated clip of Carl Sagan’s monologue from his book, Pale Blue Dot, which notes the futility and instability of unthinking brutality and rule by fear on such a tiny world as ours, a world barely a fraction of a dot.

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Beyond the Horizon | Symphony of Science


Welp, I’m blogging a couple of days earlier than expected, and below I offer the latest Symphony of Science piece, with a 13 word story to follow later this morning. Stay cool, stay cosmic, and in the Kai’Siri tongue of Soruggon

TfTkTts. (Talotaa frang, Talotaa kas, Talotaa tranga suulat.)

Created in collaboration with The Planetary Society on their 35th anniversary. Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Emily Lakdawalla and Carl Sagan reflect humanity’s next frontier: beyond the horizon.

Special thanks to everyone at the Planetary Society for making this song & video possible! Check out all the awesome things they are doing at http://planetary.org

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http://symphonyofscience.com

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Lyrics:

Bill Nye:
We are at a time in history where we can change the world
What do we want to pass on to future generations?
That we just stayed here on Earth, that we didn’t look out
to find out where we come from and are we alone?
No!
We want to pass on this joy. This excitement.

Neil deGrasse Tyson:
When a nation dreams big, everything falls into place.

Nye:
Beyond the horizon
Over the next hill
That’s where we make discoveries

Tyson:
That’s the next frontier

Nye:
It is in us to look farther and deeper
It’s deep within us
That is why we are all here
Over the next hill, beyond the horizon

Tyson:
Dream of tomorrow
Long for the open seas
Call for this adventure

Dream big
Dream of tomorrow
Long for the open seas

Emily Lakdawalla:
There are lots of huge frozen worlds
Caught beyond Neptune
Huge frozen worlds
Seek out these other worlds

Hundreds of other worlds
Caught beyond Neptune
Seek out these other worlds

Tyson:

Audacious visions have the power to alter mindsets
To change assumptions about what is possible

[refrain]

Nye:

If we are to discover life on another world,
It will change the way everyone feels about what it is to be a living thing in the Cosmos.

Tyson:
Is a virus alive? Is crystal alive?
Does life need this, does life need liquid water?
Is a virus alive? Does life have metabolism?
Does life need, life need, life need, life need this?

Is a virus alive? Is crystal alive?
They’re asking these questions

Bill Nye:
Working together I claim we can
Change the world!

Carl Sagan:

There’s just a tremendously exciting prospect called solar sailing
And it works exactly as an ordinary sailboat does

It takes you to where you wanna go
It’s a whole new kind of idea
It travels on the wind from the sun
X2

Tyson:
These dreams prevail in the citizen’s ambitions.

It is time to set sail for the 21st Century.

[refrain]

Tyson:
Find your place in space
Space is vast and unexplored
And there’s a lot of work to do.

“We Are Star Dust” – Symphony of Science


This almost made me cry when I first heard it. Just beautiful…

Published on May 9, 2012 by

mp3:http://bit.ly/IIUVRB

We are star dust, reaching out to the universe. The 15th Symphony of Science video featuring Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Richard Feynman and Lawrence Krauss. Materials used are from:

Cosmic Quandaries with Neil DeGrasse Tyson
10 Questions for Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Beyond Belief 2006 with Neil DeGrasse Tyson
The Most Astounding Fact
A Universe from Nothing – Lawrence Krauss
Feynman “Fun to Imagine” Interviews
Journey to the Edge of the Universe
Finding Life Beyond Earth (NOVA)
Wonders of the Universe (BBC)
Sunshine

Special thanks to everybody who’s donated to keep the project alive. Enjoy!

Lyrics:

[Neil deGrasse Tyson]
We are part of this universe
We are in this universe
The universe is in us
Yes, the universe is in us

[Lawrence Krauss]
Every atom in your body
Came from a star that exploded
You are all star dust
From a star that exploded

[Tyson]
Look up at the night sky
We are part of that
The universe itself
Exists within us

We are star dust
In the highest exalted way
Called by the universe
Reaching out to the universe

We are star dust
In the highest exalted way
Reaching out to the universe
With these methods and tools of science

[Richard Feynman]
Stand in the middle and enjoy everything both ways
The tininess of us;
The enormity of the universe

[Tyson]
The atoms that make up the human body
Are traceable to the crucibles
That cooked light elements
Into heavy elements

These stars went unstable in their later years
And then exploded
Scattering their enriched guts
Across the galaxy

[Refrain]

[Tyson]
We are part of this universe
We are in this universe
The universe is in us
Yes, the universe is in us