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.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
How the Pleiades Shaped Civilization
And how they'll finally outrun that jerk Orion.
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?
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.
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.