Blog Posts

It’s time for that uniquely New York event, Manhattanhenge!

Manhattanhenge, a photo by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Published: 28 May 2016

Summer in New York City can be nasty, brutish, and unfortunately for those of us who hate the oppressive heat and the acrid smell of urine in subway entrances, not short enough. But there are two fiery spectacles that can only happen in the Big Apple that make summertime more bearable: Macy’s 4th of July […]

Get a “Venusian Update” this Friday from Dr. FunkySpoon

Artist's depiction of Akatsuki near Venus, courtesy of Akihiro Ikeshita, via Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Published: 26 May 2016

Once again, this week, we’re revisiting one of our more popular episodes featuring StarTalk All-Stars host Dr. David Grinspoon. It’s “Cosmic Queries: Venus” and we’ve extended it with what David is calling a “Venusian Update.” In it, David fills Chuck Nice in on what happened with the ESA’s Venus Express, the mission for which Dr. […]

Science Is As Fierce As Ever

Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus, Season 1 Episode 1, “Gets Lost in Space” Courtesy of Scholastic Entertainment Published: 21 May 2016

This guest blog post is by Alex Hanson, StarTalk’s new STEAM intern. She is a sophomore at NYU and founder/editor of HERpothesis, which showcases work by creative young women inspired by STEAM. As a new StarTalk intern, I get to dive into the archives and take a fresh look at older episodes. My first assignment […]

Isaac Asimov, Joe Rogan and the Death and Rebirth of the Universe

Cover of "Nine Tomorrows", the out-of-print collection of short stories by Isaac Asimov that includes the story, "The Last Question." Published: 9 May 2016

It’s not often that we get to put Isaac Asimov and Joe Rogan together in the same sentence, but stick with me on this one and you’ll see why it makes perfect sense. In last week’s episode of StarTalk Radio, “Cosmic Queries: A Stellar Smorgasbord,” guest astrophysicist Charles Liu, host Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host […]

What’s on the Menu Friday? A Stellar Smorgasbord of Cosmic Queries with Neil Tyson

Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (HUDF) image. Credit: NASA. Published: 4 May 2016

Join us Friday night for a tasty selection of Cosmic Queries selected for your entertainment and edification by our producers and your maître d’, Eugene Mirman. The answers to our fan-submitted questions are cooked up by not one, but two chefs de cosmic cuisine: astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and guest astrophysicist Charles Liu. As most […]

StarTalk Live! Takes On Awesome Con for the First Time!

Comic co-host Eugene Mirman and guest host Bill Nye, shown before hosting StarTalk LIve! at Sketchfest 2015. © 2015 Photo by Jakub Mosur. All rights reserved. Published: 1 May 2016

Today’s guest blog post about StarTalk Live! at Awesome Con Science Fair is written by Monica Marquez & William Amoyaw, our social media interns from SUNY New Paltz. Follow them on Twitter: Monica tweets at @momox94 and William at @gillie_da_kid18. Have an appetite for science? In need of a fun-filled weekend? Then come join StarTalk […]

Explore Genetic Testing and Gene Bullying, this Friday with Host Neil deGrasse Tyson

Image of dna and a lock for a blog post about the StarTalk Radio episode, "The Promise and Peril of the Genomic Revolution." Credit: wildpixel/iStock. Published: 28 April 2016

We started this season with a look into the future of humanity with Ray Kurzweil, and one important aspect of that future was unlocking the potentials of the human genome. Well, this week we get an update from the frontlines of that genomic revolution from none other than Anne Wojcicki, the co-founder and CEO of […]