Watch FOX LIVE's COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY Live Event on Livestream.com. On Tues., March 4, fans in 10 cities across the country will have the exclusive opportunity to watch a LIVE interactive Q&A of the highly anticipated series premiere of COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY with with COSMOS host Neil deGrasse Tyson and the show’s producers and writers.
This summer we have seen one of the most dramatic animal die-offs ever recorded in Australia: at least 45,500 flying foxes dead on just one extremely hot day in southeast Queensland, according to our new…
Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb. 12, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin. If you are hosting a Darwin Day event, you can post information about it on our events listing.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, the director of the Hayden Planetarium, at the American Museum of Natural History, is the host of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” on Fox, which is a sequel to Carl Sagan’s celebrated PBS series. Tyson’s rhetorical style differs dramatically from Sagan’s. Sagan paid deference to high culture; Tyson’s preferred frame of reference is pop culture. This does not mean that he has unsophisticated tastes. But when explaining science he is most likely to point to a movie such as “A Bug’s Life.” Tyson meets people where they are, rather than seeking to raise them to where he is.
Most genes involved in complex processes are present in sponges, new research shows. Sponges or Porifera -- there are over 8,000 species currently recognised -- are the most basal phylum of metazoans. They represent a rich animal diversity found throughout the world, from tropical climates to the arctic poles, and they are an excellent model to study metazoan evolution.
More than three decades after the debut of “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” Carl Sagan's stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science, COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY sets off on a new voyage for the stars.
Christian evangelist Ray Comfort is at it again. I recently popped in on his Facebook page and noticed that he surprisingly isn’t all that fond of the word, “banana.” That aside, he recently posted a status demanding “extraordinary evidence” for evolution. He clownishly claims that there is no evidence.
Recent puzzling observations of tiny variations in nuclear decay rates have led some to question the science behind carbon-14 dating and similar techniques. However scientists tested the hypothesis that solar radiation might affect the rate at which radioactive elements decay and found no detectable effect.
Fox and National Geographic have released the first trailer for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an epic follow up to Carl Sagan's widely renowned space documentary series. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host the new series, premiering in 2014.