cosmosnaut

Carl Sagan

After Centuries of Lost Ideas, Humans Saved History by Sending It to Space

Humans have a real knack for destroying invaluable troves of knowledge. But we have an ace in the hole with Voyager.
Becky Ferreira
6.9.14
climate change

'Cosmos' Calls for Utopia: Here Are Five Ideas That Fit the Bill

'Cosmos' urged its viewers to indulge their inner utopians, whether that means solar cities, living buildings, or space colonies. Idealism for the win.
Becky Ferreira
6.2.14
Radio

The Wow! Signal Is The Strongest Candidate For an Alien Radio Transmission Yet

'Cosmos' didn't mention this mysterious radio signal in last night's episode, but it's still our best shot for an intergalactic chat sesh. For now.
Becky Ferreira
5.19.14
London

What 'Cosmos' Left Out About Michael Faraday, Victorian England's Top Scientist

Because there are simply way too many awesome things to say about this guy.
Becky Ferreira
5.12.14
acid

'Cosmos' Was Too Soft on Our Current Mass Extinction Event

Neil deGrasse Tyson said the sixth mass extinction event has no name. It does, and everyone should know it.
Becky Ferreira
5.5.14
Culture

How the Pleiades Shaped Civilization

And how they'll finally outrun that jerk Orion.
Becky Ferreira
4.28.14
Culture

What the World Actually Looked Like on the Day Creationists Say It All Began

What was the world really like on October 22, 4004 BCE, the beginning of the creationist timeline?
Becky Ferreira
4.22.14
Culture

Spectroscopy Is the Rosetta Stone to the Universe

In last night's Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson explained how the spectroscope was first invented. We'll fill you in on how far it's come since then. Stretchy time is involved.
Becky Ferreira
4.7.14
Science

Astronomer Caroline Herschel Has Been Snubbed for a Century

William and John Herschel were heavily featured in last night's 'Cosmos' episode, with no mention of Caroline.
Becky Ferreira
3.31.14