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Saturday, August 3, 2013


The StarTalker
Issue 41, August 1, 2013
This Week's New Podcast
Cosmic Queries: Dark Matter and Dark Energy
August 4, 2013, 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT

Dark Matter Visualization If dark matter is the longest unsolved problem in astrophysics, how can Neil deGrasse Tyson answer your Cosmic Queries this week? Well, it turns out we do know something about the stuff that makes up 96% of our universe. For instance, how it affects the rotation of galaxies, and what would happen if it disappeared. And whether dark matter is increasing as the universe expands. You’ll find out if there are connections between black holes and dark matter and what Hawking Radiation is. Did the recent experiments on the ISS explain why dark matter doesn’t interact with ordinary matter? Plus, Neil tells comic co-host Leighann Lord why he thinks dark energy should be named Fred. The show will be on our website and iTunes this Sunday, August 4th at 7:00pm ET.
Dark Matter Visualization courtesy of SDSC and NPACI Visualization Services.

Catch Up on Last Week's Podcast
The Science of Hip Hop with GZA (Part 2)
July 28, 2013

The Genius at MIT The role of science in hip hop culture is the theme that runs through Part 2 of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s interview with rapper GZA. There’s a spirited discussion between Prof. Chris Emdin, Neil, and Chuck Nice about the distinction between real science and pseudo-science, the importance of a creative approach to learning, and the drawbacks of the “banking model” of education. GZA raps about his early days, and schools Neil about the formation of the Wu-Tang Clan, the golden age of MCs, and the lack of lyrical creativity among current rap artists. Listen now
(Note: Portions of this podcast appeared previously in a StarTalk Radio video on The Nerdist.)
Photo Courtesy of RapGenius.com.

Best of the Blog
Report from Astronomy Night at SpaceFest 2013
Posted July 31, 2013

Cosmic Community Inspiring Kids at Spacefest StarTalk’s Cosmic Community is really taking off! The aim of our evolving group of academic and scientific organizations, programming groups, schools and astronomy clubs is to promote excitement and interest in STEM education – and we did so with flying colors over this past weekend! The Intrepid Museum’s NYC SpaceFest included the re-opening of the Space Shuttle Enterprise Pavilion, along with many special activities, exhibits, and astronaut guests. Cosmic Community member organizations were well-represented throughout the festivities. Read more.
Photo Credit: © 2013 Stacey David Severn. All rights reserved.

Have You Seen Our Latest "Behind the Scenes" Video?

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Multiple Star Systems

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Multiple Star Systems Is it possible to have a solar system of stars? In one of our funnier Cosmic Queries segments, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson answers StarTalk Radio fan Arlen Kundert by explaining how multiple star systems like our neighbor, the Alpha Centauri system, can exist, and what the impact of dueling stellar gravity is on the orbit of planets. Don't miss Chuck Nice's riff on emotionally conflicted planets. Watch now.
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