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In an undated file photo, Neil deGrasse Tyson gives the Wookiee salute popularized by Dr. Spock

Neil deGrasse Tyson Turns Twitter Feed Into Live Show, Sciences The Sh*t Out Of Movies

Neil deGrasse Tyson is America's preeminent nerd. He'd like to take you to the movies. And then remind you space is a vacuum, and the Death Star wouldn't go 'KABOOM!'
Works for media literacy too.

Wingnut Columnist: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is A Bad Scientist, Could Someone Please Kill Him?

WordNetDaily columnist Erik "The Other Rush" Rush -- he really calls himself that -- would like to share with you some Thoughts About Science, which mostly boil down to: science is nice when it gives us flatscreen TVs and...
But how do you know that's true? ATHEISTS 0, GOD 1!!!!

Creationists Name Neil deGrasse Tyson ‘Censor Of The Year’ For Cutting God From ‘Cosmos’

Neil deGrasse Tyson has won himself yet another accolade! The creationist Discovery Institute has named Tyson "Censor of the Year" for his outstanding achievement in "thwarting an open and informed discussion of science and scientific controversies" -- in other...
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain

Ted Cruz Just Gonna Wage A Little All-Out Civil War In The Senate, No Big

Don't you just love the smell of Republican civil war in the morning? Actual Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is desperate to show everyone just how grown-up and leadership-y and Get Things Done he can be, but Not-Actual Senate...

Cosmos Recap: And Thus Concludeth Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s KAPOW! BLAM! SHAZAM Of All The Idiots

Here it is Thursday already and we're only now bringing you your recap of the series finale for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Happily, on the Cosmic Calendar, it was hardly a delay at all. But here we are, at...

Cosmos Recap: The Big Damn Climate Change Episode

We are down to the last two episodes of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, already. You can pretty much bet that this week's episode, The World Set Free, is going to be the one that gets talked about the most,...

We’re Hiring, The Gay Mafia Runs Everything, And More In Your Afternoon Happy Links

Happy Nice Time is hiring! You can be me!! Cosmos went to green screen Mars. We really really really wanted to love the Maya Rudolph variety show thingy, but we are a bit disappoint. Jon Stewart yelled and sweared a lot about...

Cosmos Recap: Live Forever Or Die Trying

For this week's episode of Cosmos, "The Immortals," Neil deGrasse Tyson has got us thinkin' about bout eternity -- or at least the transmission of messages through time and space. (It's a nice tie-in to last week's episode, which...

Casey Kasem (Yay!), Donald Sterling (Boo!), and More In This Afternoon’s Links Roundup

Hummin' comin' at 'cha with Happy Nice Time Links. Alien designer H.R. Giger passed away, so we let Dok Zoom do a lovely and nerd-filled remembrance. Casey Kasem is missing, basically kidnapped by his wife and kept from his children, and...

Cosmos Recap: Finally, How The Motherf***ing Magnets Work

The title of this week’s Cosmos, “The Electric Boy,” isn’t a Spielberg movie. It just sounds like one. Our electric boy is Michael Faraday (1791-1867), who puzzled out electricity and magnetism. Without his discoveries, says Tyson, we might not...

Nonsense Tech Dude, The Met Gala, Donald Sterling, Ghosts, And More In Today’s Happy Links

There's more tech dude nonsense to be had, this time with the keynote speaker at the Tech Crunch Disrupt festival/conference/whatever explaining how his experience making some glorified email-type application is the greatest most bestest thing mankind has done. Neil deGrasse...

Cosmos Recap: The One With Geology And Also Too Global Warming

This week's episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, "Lost Worlds of Planet Earth," is about time travel -- the path of all the life that clings to the thin habitable crust of our planet, and the forces that have...

Emma Stone, Tom Graeff, Sideboob, And All The Donald Sterling You Can Handle In These Happy Nice Time Links

We've got so very very much happiness in these Happy links for you today. You should really watch Emma Stone murder Jimmy Fallon in a lip sync contest. Jon Stewart explored just how racist Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling are. You can...

Cosmos Recap: 99 Problems But A Hypernova Ain’t One

This week, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is determined to get cute with its episode title: "Sisters of the Sun" is about our sun's stellar sisters -- all the other types of stars out there -- but the episode is...

Nazis, Google, And Jesus Walk Into A Bar

There are literally tens of reasons for you to clicky clicky these Happy Nice Time links this afternoon, all of which have to do with making sure people give us monies, so get going, please. Why not start with Tim...

Cosmos Recap: How Calculating The Age Of The Earth Saved Us From Lead Poisoning

Seven weeks into the Great Cosmos Reboot -- the halfway point, yay! -- and Neil deGrasse Tyson is still insisting that science is real. What is with this guy? This week's episode, "The Clean Room," starts off with some...