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DeGrasse Tyson's Apology Gets Bashed, Too

Astrophysicist says data was 'true but unhelpful'

(Newser) - Neil deGrasse Tyson has apologized for his "true but unhelpful" tweet following mass shootings that killed at least 31 people in 48 hours—though some feel the apology is just as lacking in empathy. DeGrasse Tyson's Sunday tweet listed the greater average number of preventable deaths from car...

Neil deGrasse Tyson Ripped Apart Over Shooting Tweet

He shared the 'data'

(Newser) - Like so many other Americans, Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to tweet about the El Paso and Dayton shootings. His words weren't well received. The astrophysicist wrote :
  • "In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings. On average, across any

Reaction to Tyson Probe: It's 'the Way the World Works'

The astrophysicist won't be losing his job

(Newser) - Neil deGrasse Tyson will be keeping his job at the American Museum of Natural History after all, the New York Times reports. A probe by the institution into Tyson's alleged sexual misconduct , including a rape accusation, apparently didn't find enough to dethrone him as head of the museum'...

DeGrasse Tyson: 'Clearly I Cannot Continue to Stay Silent'

Astrophysicist responds to allegations of sexual misconduct

(Newser) - Faced with three accusations that span three decades and range from "creepy behavior" to rape, Neil deGrasse Tyson offered up a lengthy defense via Facebook post on Saturday, saying "clearly I cannot continue to stay silent." As CNN frames it, the astrophysicist "disputed or offered a...

DeGrasse Tyson Accused of Sexual Assault, Rape

Fox, National Geographic are investigating

(Newser) - Next up, Neil deGrasse Tyson? The world-famous astrophysicist is under investigation after two women claimed he behaved inappropriately with them—and an old rape claim re-emerged online, Deadline reports. Fox and National Geographic, the networks behind his show Cosmos, have joined the show's producers in investigating the two more...

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Delivers 'Most Important' Message Yet

He targets science deniers in 4-minute video

(Newser) - Climate change and evolution are as undeniable as E=mc2, says celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, but "people have lost the ability to judge what is true and what is not." "The sooner you understand that, the faster we can get on with the political conversations about how...

Rapper: You've Been Fooled, the World Is Flat

Neil deGrasse Tyson sides with round-Earthers

(Newser) - "They all laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round," sang Fred Astaire—and Atlanta rapper B.o.B is still laughing. In dozens of tweets over the last few days, he has passionately defended what appears to be a genuine belief that the world...

Snowden Just Joined Twitter
 Snowden Just Joined Twitter 

Snowden Just Joined Twitter

Neil deGrasse Tyson apparently talked him into the @snowden handle

(Newser) - "Can you hear me now?" isn't just a Verizon catchphrase anymore. It was also the first official tweet from Edward Snowden on Tuesday from wherever he's holed up in Russia, the Intercept reports. He was apparently cajoled into joining by Neil deGrasse Tyson during a StarTalk Radio...

Newest Late-Night Host: Neil deGrasse Tyson

He gets talk show on National Geographic Channel

(Newser) - Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson isn't your typical late-night host, but he is in fact getting his own TV talk show series on the National Geographic Channel. Star Talk, which will debut in April and air weekly, be taped before a live studio audience at New York City's Hayden...

Neil deGrasse Tyson Ignites a Christmas Brouhaha

With a tweet about Isaac Newton

(Newser) - Neil deGrasse Tyson's Christmas musings might not have made it to the cosmos, but the Twitterverse is buzzing with them: As CNN reports, Tyson on Thursday tweeted out birthday greetings to a babe who went on to rock planet Earth. Except not that babe."On this day long...

Tyson Shines in Cosmos Reboot

 Tyson Shines 
 in Cosmos 

Tyson Shines in Cosmos Reboot

Miniseries follows Carl Sagan's 1980 classic

(Newser) - Tonight sees the reboot on Fox of what the New York Times calls "arguably the most successful popularization of science since Albert Einstein roamed Princeton without his socks": the miniseries Cosmos, originally hosted on PBS in 1980 by Carl Sagan. Now, Neil deGrasse Tyson leads us on a tour...

Neil deGrasse Tyson Picks Holes in Gravity

For a start, he says, it should be called 'Angular Momentum'

(Newser) - Because it wouldn't be a sci-fi film if geeks didn't tear it to shreds on the Internet, celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has taken to Twitter to unravel what he deems the "mysteries of Gravity "—a film he says would more aptly be titled "...

Astrophysicist 'Finds' Superman's Planet Krypton
 'Finds' Superman's 
 Planet Krypton 
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Astrophysicist 'Finds' Superman's Planet Krypton

Neil deGrasse Tyson gives DC Comics a hand

(Newser) - OK, the planet Krypton still isn't real—but now we know where it would be if it existed. Using data from DC Comics, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has found a spot in space for Superman's home planet, the New York Post reports. "One of our staffers reached...

Big Winner in Debate: Twitter

Debate was most-tweeted US political event ever

(Newser) - Last night's debate was the most-tweeted US political event in history, Computerworld reports, with viewers offering some brilliant—and not so brilliant—analysis of the contest as it unfolded. Twitter and other social media gave viewers the chance to skip the pundits' take and jump right into the...

Manhattanhenge Takes NYC Again Tonight

Get out your cameras, New Yorkers

(Newser) - Can't make it to Stonehenge? Well, if you can get to New York City by tonight, you can catch Manhattanhenge instead. Tonight is the last night of the twice-annual event, in which the sun perfectly aligns with the Manhattan skyscrapers so you can watch it set along the east-west...

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