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22nd July 2014

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http://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-science-of-hip-hop-with-gza-part-1/

http://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-science-of-hip-hop-with-gza-part-1/

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21st July 2014

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"I don’t ride, but I imitated how bikers pose on our Relativity bike. On location in Italy. @CosmosOnTV"

"I don’t ride, but I imitated how bikers pose on our Relativity bike. On location in Italy. @CosmosOnTV"

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20th July 2014

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Alan Rickman on @StarTalkRadio. The science in his life [Part 1; Audio 40m] http://bit.ly/YauvlE

Alan Rickman on @StarTalkRadio. The science in his life [Part 1; Audio 40m] http://bit.ly/YauvlE

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19th July 2014

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"Met @SethMacFarlane’s furry friend when last in LA. Reminded him his meteor was good but some are bad. "

"Met @SethMacFarlane’s furry friend when last in LA. Reminded him his meteor was good but some are bad. "

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18th July 2014

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Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks at Mount Holyoke College’s 175th Commencement Ceremony:

“I’m not unmindful that I am in the shade and you are not, so we’ll keep this short, plus you have a commencement speaker to follow. A real commencement speaker.

You should know, I think, that black cloth absorbs 98% of all incident sunlight upon it, which makes graduation robes good for cold, dank, British boarding schools and bad for outdoor graduations, I just want to tell you that.

That’s a tweet, right there, isn’t that? Just a moment, excuse me. I feel compelled to testify. Hold on. Black cloth, absorbs 98%… graduation robes good for cold dank British prep schools, bad for outdoor graduations.

I just want to make this quick because, I’m tired. I’m tired of trying to fix the world. I need the rest of you to help me fix the world. The world is getting stupider. It is not good when the world starts getting stupid. So yes, even on John Stewart, the opening credits, rotating globe is turning the wrong direction. I told him this.

And in tall buildings, you realize 80% of them don’t have a 13th floor. This, the 21st century America, there are people afraid of the number 13, I need help!

I need help when a member of congress said “I have changed my views 360 degrees on that issue.” I need help!

I need help when I see newspaper headlines lamenting the state of the school system and they complain half the schools are below average. I’m thinking, that’s kind of what an average is, sort of, you kind of need half below! I can’t keep doing this!

Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?! What’s that about? And why do people think the world is going to end this year? They study the Mayan calendar and they believe that the Mayans somehow knew more about Astrophysics than I do! What they didn’t tell you is that the Mayans somehow actually, in their ability to predict the future, didn’t see the end of their own civilization coming.

And then the people who don’t like high-tech, or space… you’re having a conversation with them, and they’re like “Oh, wait a minute, I have a call on my cell phone to get the GPS coordinates of where the satellite photos are going to be so that we can hold a party when it’s not raining.” These are the people who don’t like technology. Who are these people?! And why do they even exist with that going on in their mind? You have to fix these people!

Cause you know what we need here? I want to make the world smart again, and I need you to be a part of the community of people who help make this happen, because, only then can you invent the future. You don’t discover a preexisting future, you create the future. I want you to create the future that you would be proud to bequeath and honored to inherit.”

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17th July 2014

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laikas-owner:

poodlepants:

I was all set to be snarky about this, but I think Neil did well enough on his own.

*Infomercial voice* with such wondrous hits such as “Baby, you’re starlight”, “You make my heart go supernova (duet with Bill Nye)”, and that super great single, “Stars in your eyes”.

laikas-owner:

poodlepants:

I was all set to be snarky about this, but I think Neil did well enough on his own.

*Infomercial voice* with such wondrous hits such as “Baby, you’re starlight”, “You make my heart go supernova (duet with Bill Nye)”, and that super great single, “Stars in your eyes”.

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17th July 2014

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"My first ever In-N-Out burger, by the way. Given a hat in honor of the occasion. (photo by @BrDePrima) "

"My first ever In-N-Out burger, by the way. Given a hat in honor of the occasion. (photo by @BrDePrima) "

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16th July 2014

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"Last night in midtown Manhattan, Bill Nye @TheScienceGuy teaches me to knot my first-ever Bow Tie. "

"Last night in midtown Manhattan, Bill Nye @TheScienceGuy teaches me to knot my first-ever Bow Tie. "

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15th July 2014

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"Scott Carpenter (1 May 1925 — 10 Oct 2013) 2nd American to orbit Earth, back when we did such things. "

"Scott Carpenter (1 May 1925 — 10 Oct 2013) 2nd American to orbit Earth, back when we did such things. "

14th July 2014

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