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+Michael Jervey I'd ask you what you espouse, but I'd have to get out my Roget's Thesaurus. I think I've been trolled. You haven't really given us anything but a word salad. Good play there. Are you related to JJ perchance?
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If light is so fast, then how did the darkness get there first?
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" Notably, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), who chairs the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, has targeted the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as state attorneys general and advocacy groups currently involved in state fraud investigations of ExxonMobil relating to climate change. "
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Hope this election brings some changes to the House and Senate. 
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"We need to build a wall in the sky to keep out these aliens!!"
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A treasure trove! Hundreds of gorgeous new HD pictures of our moon. There goes my productivity for the day.
More than seven years after the end of its mission, JAXA has released the entire data set from Kaguya's HDTV cameras.
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Did jj Abrams have anything to do with this picture 😋
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The future is now!
Who else wants one of these real, non-water-powered fully functional jetpacks? (For added “future-is-now cool points, check out the drone filming this from above!)
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Oh look, an artistic rendering of @neiltyson at Orion's school.

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Tonight’s new podcast: “The Physics and Fantasy of Time Travel”
With Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michio Kaku, Christopher Lloyd, Michelle Gomez, Chuck Nice and Bill Nye.
Listen now on #iTunesPodcasts, #SoundCloud, #Stitcher, #TuneIn, #GooglePlayMusic, and
Neil Tyson unravels time travel with the help of Michio Kaku, Christopher Lloyd, Michelle Gomez, Chuck Nice and Bill Nye, who takes the DeLorean for a spin.
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Become like physics thanks to you Neil Dagrass
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I missed this back in April.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson and physicist Brian Cox debate whether the fictional weapon could ever exist.
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I'm starting to wonder if anyone here actually knows anything about Brian Cox.

Sean Carroll is definitely an amazing guy, love reading his stuff. I think you can put science communicators into 3 catagories: those who put their research first (Sean and Roger Penrose) those who balance the two (Cox) and those who were once active scientists/mathmaticans/engineers but have since become pure communicators: Tyson, Sagan, Dr Karl, etc

Of course someone like Penrose is going to be more hardcore than Someone like Nye. Brian also writes those intermediate level books btw, it isn't all Wonders Series, though I rather the Wonders series over 90% of other public science fluff.

But Cox is a real scientist (as someone who is also educated in physics and astrophysics I think I can safely say that without one knobber saying it's laughable) he's still active in the field, maybe not top notch theoretical ground breaking leader but he certainly isn't a second rate scientist either (which is what I would be been if I decided to move into a phD) He has also said that at the end of the day he'll go back to 100% research. Whether he does or not only time will tell.

He wasn't famous because of his band. That band was hardly famous to being with. What it had was a one hit wonder after he left. He was discovered because the BBC wanted to interview someone at CERN and they were directed to him because he is British and they liked him so much that each time they came back they requested him. That's how it started.

Not sure why some people think being charismatic means someone is less of a scientist. Or being rank and file is less than a scientist. That's like saying that unless you're the tiny fraction of a percent who come up with those grand ideas that land you in text books than you are not a real scientist ... there are dodgy physicists out there and in abundance. I've met a few myself. But Brian Cox isn't one of them.

Also CERN only have a small number of scientists working there. Most jobs are for engineers. They're hardly going to hire some second rate mind to work there. Even if it is a rank and file they'd be at the top of that rank and file. 
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How's the weather?
Kudos +Mike Olbinski .
When you’re caught in a downpour, you never stop to think about the scale of the storm that’s soaking you, you’re just trying to stay dry. But through Mike Olbinski’s timelapse camera, we get a rare glimpse of raging storms from a safe distance, revealing their massive scale, but also their limited reach as they pour rain down on the earth.
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+Neil deGrasse Tyson Fan Club I completely overlooked the basics of thermodynamics.... Thank you.
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I liked the video that won the competition at the NAE.

Great changes are coming; I can hear the engine nearing… And this train is something, that we cannot be interfering. So I'm thinking B I G ‘cause we know we see a global growth of us and we need a - new approach, not talkin' [about] who you should vote - for - there's a grand challenge that I think you should note.

Making our cities more sustainable is not unattainable... For instance, since things can sense things why aren't we consenting to put sensors in things and thus preventing – destruction. [Instead] Construct and renew. Wouldn’t it be cool if our buildings and bridges had nervous systems like we do??

Now stay with me…

Let’s get a team of EE’s to design the piezoelectric [sensors] to detect when the crack creeps, the data speaks and we collect it. Send it back to the CS brains and let them see, just how bad it is with analysis in FFT. Then bring the Structural in to near [Engineer] your puzzle, and take the insight and enlighten us on if the bridge is really in trouble. And if it is, as they are, then we can fix it and avoid the loss citizens. Makin’ sure our structures stay grounded – cross discipline.

But that’s just one example of how to make our infrastructure more intelligent. Optimizing our water supply, decentralizing our power grid, diversifying our energy sources – it’s all relevant. So I’ve learned that I do need a high urban IQ with such an influx of cultures and people like you - and I - am so excited about the future... I’m not into the fearing… Great changes are coming… I can hear the…

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Dedicated to encouraging the REAL Neil deGrasse Tyson to participate on Google Plus
We are in the universe, and the universe is in us 

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Neil deGrasse Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, a science communicator, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetariumat the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and a Research Associate in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. Since 2006 he has hosted the educational science television show NOVA scienceNOW on PBS, and has been a frequent guest onThe Daily ShowThe Colbert ReportReal Time with Bill Maher, and Jeopardy!. It was announced on August 5, 2011 that Tyson will be hosting a new sequel to Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage TV series.[1] 

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