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Following Up TED Tuesday with NdGT on Colbert

July 21st, 2010 Comments off

Yesterday I posted some of the best legitimate Neil de Grasse Tyson videos from the interwebs.  Today, we’re going with pure fun, as in Colbert Report fun.  Linked after the jump are the entirety of NdGT’s world record six appearances on the Colbert Report.

NdGT was the first Threepeat, Fourpeat, Fivepeat and Sixpeat guest on the Report.

Click on through to check it out.

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TEDTuesday: Ideas Worth Spreading for the Week of 7/19

July 20th, 2010 1 comment

Any time you get a chance to see NdGT work, you're constantly drawn to make plans to visit the Rose Center.

While most of the time I’m going to embed videos from TED lectures, sometimes I’ll go with non-TED videos that drive home a similar concept of pressing forth knowledge while providing entertainment.  In the field of science and astrophysics, in particular, there’s simply no one better than Neil de Grasse Tyson.

Tyson is the revered host of PBS’s NOVA magazine show and is the director of the Rose Center and Hayden Planetarium at New York’s Museum of Natural History.  He’s also one of the most engaging folks when it comes to conveying enthusiasm for the sciences.  Oh yeah, there’s also the whole Pluto thing (The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet).

I’ve linked a few videos for a reason, appearing after the jump.

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