Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’

Weekly Round Up: Kate Harding, Jim Lucas, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Happy Wednesday everyone! Catch up with latest news from some of our headlining speakers:

 

Congratulations to Kate Harding who has been named one of two visiting writers for the Cornell College Center for the Literary Arts!

 

Be sure to check out the newest book from Sonia Shah, Pandemic.  Available now!

 

Head over to tech insider to find out which are Neil deGrasse Tyson’s top ten favorite Hollywood aliens!

 

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Weekly Roundup: Lateefah Simon, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lilly Ledbetter

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Hope everyone is having a great week! Here are some hot updates from a few of our cool speakers:

 

Shout out to the awesome social justice warrior Lateefah Simon, named one of the “Top 40 Under 40: A Force for Good” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Keep those trails blazing!

 

StarTalk fans rejoice! The NatGeo show, hosted by America’s favorite astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, has officially been renewed for a third season. And in bonus news, a StarTalk book commissioned by NatGeo will be released along with the new season.

 

Finally, equal pay crusader Lilly Ledbetter gave her ultimate interview of 2015 after presenting a talk for Kiwanis in Birmingham, AL. Thank you for fighting the good fight!

 

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Weekly Roundup: Sandra Steingraber, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jessica Valenti

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Get into the week by checking out what some of our headlining speakers are up to:

 

Reporting live from Paris:  Dr. Sandra Steingraber gives us a first-hand account of the Paris Climate Summit, where the enthusiasm is palpable for making change and paving the way toward renewable energy and a decarbonized future.

 

In more movie news for this week, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson shares his thoughts on the realistic alternative to the new Disney Pixar movie The Good Dinosaur. What would REALLY happen if the Jurassic era continued?

 

Finally, check out the latest thoughts from Jessica Valenti over at theguardian.com. Are college students really as coddled as we think they are?

 

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Weekly Roundup: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bruce Campbell

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Hope everyone is enjoying the week! Here’s what’s happening with some of our awesome speakers making headlines:

 

‘Tis the season – for science!  Watch Dr. Ainissa Ramirez break down the hot facts about what makes winter so cool. Holiday lights, snowflakes, and more!

 

In anticipation of the new Star Wars movie, who better to weigh in on the ultimate sci-fi debate than Neil deGrasse Tyson?  Find out Dr. Tyson’s answer to the age-old question “Which is the better fictional spacecraft: the Millennium Falcon from ‘Star Wars’ or the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek’?”

 

Practical jokester Bruce Campbell recently had fans getting excited when he shared a fake script for a crossover episode of Ash Vs. Evil Dead and The Walking Dead on Twitter. Check it out and be sure to catch Ash every Saturday on STARZ!

 

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Weekly Roundup: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bas Lansdorp, Rinku Sen, Ntozake Shange

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Ease into the week with the latest updates from some of our speakers making headlines:

 

How do you get excited about science? Let Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bas Lansdorp, founder and CEO of Mars One show you! IFL Science spoke to the host of Emmy Award nominated StarTalk about bringing science to the forefront, igniting the flames of geekdom in all of us, and his discussion with Bas on the dream of establishing a colony on Mars.

 

In other science news, Rinku Sen’s piece for the Huffington Post offers a unique explanation for racial tension: neuroscience.  According to the article, “The last two decades of neuroscience have revealed the existence of implicit bias, an unconscious form that determines our behavior, even without instruction to discrimination…” which is why “today, we have to focus on impact if we want to create real racial equity.” Read the post and follow Rinku on Twitter for more of her insights.

 

Finally, Ntozake Shange’s powerful poem “Sorry” was featured last week over at the Alchemist as their poem of the week. Check it out and be inspired to BE YOURSELF!

 

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Weekly Roundup: Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, Charles Johnson, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Stay updated with what some of our change-making speakers are up to:

 

Haven’t you always wanted to know why that age-old decision maker – the classic coin toss – is random? Let award winning scientist Dr. Ainissa Ramirez explain!

 

Renowned author and living legend Charles Johnson invites us to take a peek at his own reading habits in an interview with Spark Magazine in their recurring series that asks authors about their lives as readers.

 

Rolling Stone names Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson “The Smartest Man on TV”… but you already knew that. Here he discusses how he’s using StarTalk to change the world, the new Star Wars movie, and all things science.

 

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Weekly Round Up: Carolina De Robertis, Kathleen Hanna, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Happy Tuesday, and welcome to fall! Here is the latest from some of our fantastic speakers in the news:

 

Carolina de Robertis gets a rave review from the Los Angeles Review of Books of her third and most recent novel of historical fiction, The Gods of Tango, calling it bold and mesmerizing.

 

The Olympian chatted with Kathleen Hanna about her impressive career and the music scene in Olympia, where it all started. Check it out!

 

Popular Science cover subject Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson answered YOUR questions via twitter on Friday, September 18, when he sat down for a breakfast and banter event. Read a few of your questions and Dr. Tyson’s answers over at Popsci.com.

 

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Weekly Round Up: Bruce Campbell, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jessica Valenti

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Hope everyone is having a great week! Here’s the latest news from some of our speakers who are making headlines:

 

Bruce Campbell  stars in the new television incarnation of the cult classic Evil Dead series: Ash Vs Evil Dead. Read what he has to say before it premiers on STARZ  on Halloween!

 

Astrophysicist superstar Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson ponders the concept of life throughout the universe, and hints at why we need to keep the search going.

 

Jessica Valenti – the “Pioneer of modern feminism” –  explains what feminism means to her and tells us how young women and girls can get involved in an interview with inforum, before speaking on Thursday at North Dakota State University.

 

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Weekly Round Up: Jessica Valenti, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Lilly Ledbetter

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Check out the latest from some of our amazing speakers:

 

Read Jessica Valenti’s piece from The Guardian on the significance of growing up feminist in the modern technological world, as she enlightens us on how young people can inspire change through being informed.

 

Watch Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson describe what he considers the funniest thing about the universe – what REALLY happens to you in a black hole.

 

Women’s rights crusader Lilly Ledbetter returned to her home state of Alabama, where she gave an inspiring speech at the University, sharing the story of her courageous journey to get her namesake Fair Pay Act passed into law.

 

That’s all for this week! Enjoy the final weeks of summer and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!

 

 


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Trending Now: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kathleen Hanna, Emily Hunter

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Happy Tuesday! Here are the latest updates from some of our amazing speakers:

 

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson participated in a Q&A panel on Monday night with doctors, mathematicians and other scientists. The panelists took questions on topics including climate change, extraterrestrial life and artificial intelligence.

 

Be sure to check out the animated short ‘Myrna The Monster’ featuring Kathleen Hanna.   The animated short-film reveals the iconic voice of punk icon Kathleen Hanna, voicing the titular character.

 

The new documentary “How to Change the World” pays tribute to an environmental legacy and will debut on September 9th. Environmental activist, filmmaker and speaker Emily Hunter has a unique and personal perspective on the subject!

 

That’s all for this week! Enjoy the final weeks of summer and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


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Weekly Round Up: Kathleen Hanna, Dr. Steven Strogatz, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Here are the latest updates from our speakers who have been making headlines:

 

Here’s what The Guardian had to say about the feminist punk legend Kathleen Hanna’s long-awaited return to the UK stage!

 

According to new research by mathematician  Dr. Steven Strogatz, the classic dispute settling game Rock-paper-scissors may explain evolutionary ‘games’ in nature.

 

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson  says  that a militarized space race between the United States and China would spark innovation comparable to what was seen decades before, rekindling the flames of innovation.

 

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Trending Now: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ainissa Ramirez, Kathleen Hanna

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week!  Read on to find out what our speakers have been up to!

 

University of Massachusetts Class of 2015 graduates got a final lesson before receiving diplomas Friday evening – words of wisdom from master astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

 

Head over to ScienceMag.org and check out Dr. Ainissa Ramirez’ essay on becoming a science evangelist.

 

If you saw Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck when it premiered on HBO on Monday night and are looking for something else to watch,  Decider.com recommends checking out Kathleen Hanna’s 2013 documentary “The Punk Singer”.

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Trending Now: Rinku Sen, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gary Hirshberg

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Here are the latest updates from our speakers who have been making headlines:

 

Head over to the HuffingtonPost and read Rinku Sen’s open letter to Starbucks and USA Today.

 

National Geographic Channel’s new Late-Night Talk Show, StarTalk Hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, is set to premiere on Monday, April 20, at 11 PM ET.

 

Head over to Social Venture Network and watch Gary Hirshberg discuss the best advice he never got.

 

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Week in Review!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Check out the latest updates from our speakers!

 

In an interview with MTV NewsAmber Madison (a therapist and writer on sexual health) discusses why social networks need to update their policies on censorship and safe sex.   “Many places like Twitter and Facebook are censoring sexual health content from reputable orgs simply because they aren’t distinguishing the sex ed from porn.”

 

Since he was 18, Kyle Thiermann has been highlighting environmental issues at whatever surfing hotspot he’s traveling to. Now, he’ll continue that documentary trend with his own program on SEEKER, a new online adventure channel launched by Discovery.

 

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson celebrates Pi Day with the Twitter-verse:

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Congratulations to  Dr. Edith Widder, a deep-sea explorer and conservationist, who has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Roy Chapman Andrews Society’s Distinguished Explorer Award!

 

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Trending Now: Kyle Thiermann, Sandra Steingraber, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Discovery Digital Networks has added another video network to its portfolio with the launch of Seeker.  Starring in one of the network’s inaugural shows — Pro-surfer Kyle Thiermann shares his passion for waves and preserving the oceans that are his playground.

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Head over to EcoWatch and read Dr. Sandra Steingraber’s remarks to the chief commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner on behalf of “We are Seneca Lake”.

 

Star Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson recently made his opinion known on a controversy sweeping through the Internet – the color of that dress: “If we were honest about shortcomings of human physiology then ‘optical illusions’ would instead be labeled “brain failures”

 

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Trending Now: Bruce Campbell, Sonia Shah, Steve Brodner

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Check out the latest updates from our speakers!

 

Bruce Campbell has teamed up with Wizard World and Cinedigm to host a new game show for CONtv called Last Fan Standing. The first episode airs on Monday, March 9th.

 

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson takes a few minutes to answer live questions from Snap Chat Users.

 

Sonia Shah discusses the importance of remaining vigilant in our efforts to eradicate diseases like Malaria.  “If we relax our efforts, even for a moment, this thing will come back and be worse than before”

 

Head over to the Hollywood Reporter for Steve Brodner’s cartoons of ‘Rejected Oscar Moments’.

 

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Trending Now: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ainissa Ramirez, Charles Johnson

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Check out the latest updates from some of our awesome speakers and change-makers:

 

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson makes Tuvok’s cloaking frequency cake from Star Trek Voyager on the set of Nerdy Nummies.

 

Innovation Hub has a great article on two of our favorite science evangelists,  Dr. Ainissa Ramirez and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson!

 

Don’t forget to check out  Charles Johnson’s newest book:  The Adventures of Emery Jones Boy Science Wonder – The Hard Problem, just published  2/15/2015.

 

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Trending Now: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ian Cheney, Edith Widder

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

We hope that the new year is off to a strong start for everyone! For some inspiration, here are the latest updates from some of our awesome speakers and change-makers:

 

Neil deGrasse Tyson is getting his own talk show on the National Geographic Channel, appropriately titled Star Talk.

 

Ian Cheney‘s latest film, The Search for General TSO, opens in theaters this month.

 

Head over to NPR and listen to Dr. Edith Widder talk about what it took to find the giant squid.

 

Over at WNPRNews, Dr. Robert Bullard discusses “Toxic Communities” and the Fight for Environmental Justice.

 

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