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The Late Movies: 6 Important Lessons Learned From Bill Nye

The walls of educational heaven are lined with photos of the best teachers: Miss Frizzle. Mr. Wizard. And Bill Nye, the Science Guy. Nye, who turns 57 years young today, taught children the basics of science on his popular television show. For me, his lessons often stuck more than those I learned in schools. Here, [...]

Bill Nye Words of Wisdom

Old Billy (sic) Nye is filled with all sorts of wisdom. Remember that great video he was in about Creationism? Yeah, he is awesome like that. I will tell you growing up I loved his show and I still do love science – I was Biology major through a large part of college. I will [...]

How Bill Nye Became The Science Guy

You know Bill Nye -he’s the Science Guy! But he wasn’t always. It was a series of what might appear to be happy coincidences that landed him in the position of pop culture science teacher. But happy coincidences are often just the result of someone who leaps at the right opportunities. Fast Company has an [...]

The Missing Links: The SNL Reality Show That Might Have Been

Stare At The Sun Well, not the actual one. But you won’t want to take your eyes off this video of the sun. * He Put the E&O in Epcot As Stacy Conradt pointed out earlier today, Epcot opened on this day in 1982. If you visited the park in the 80s (or in the last few years [...]

19 Videos That Make Learning Fun

Labor Day generally marks the end of summer and the start of a new school. These fun educational videos for all ages should ease the sting of returning to school and help make studying more enjoyable. History “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage” by Soomo Publishing This might be our favorite: a fantastic, well-produced women’s suffrage parody of Lady [...]

How to Watch Tonight’s “Curiosity” Rover Landing

NASA’s latest and greatest Mars rover, known as Curiosity, will attempt to land on Mars early Monday morning (or late Sunday night, depending on where you are on Earth). The landing is scheduled for 05:31 (UTC), which is Monday morning at 1:31am Eastern in the US, or 10:31pm Pacific time Sunday night. Because [...]

Tie a Bow Tie with Bill Nye

If you’re sartorially challenged and never learned to tie a bowtie, like Chris Hardwick of Nerdist, take heart … and learn from the master: Bill Nye the Science Guy. Take a look (and then listen to his podcast with Bill): Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] – via The Daily What Got that? Maybe you should [...]

The Late Movies: 5 Smart People Say Smart Things in 5 Minutes or Less

Big Think has interviewed a staggering array of smart people, and is posting micro-interviews on YouTube. For tonight’s viewing, I thought I’d collect five favorites. Yes, they’re short, and sometimes they’re simple — but these are smart sentiments. Bill Nye “How is science education like comedy?” Bill Nye on the parallels between comedy and [...]

40,000 Watt Car Stereo System Gives New Hairdo

In what looks like some kind of truck that is outfitted with 40,000 watt stereo a young woman finds out exactly what some thumping base can do to your hair. Would hate to car pool with the guy who drives that. Her hair blows up from what I assume are the sound waves? (Can anyone [...]

Ode to the Brain

“The brain is a very big place, in a very small space” -Carl Sagan, in the latest Symphony of Science song. More geeky scientific awe, communicated via music and imagery, from composer John Boswell. “Here is this mass of jelly you can hold in the palm of your hands. And it can contemplate the vastness of [...]