The Secret of the Stars

Forget academic papers. You’re not a real scientist these days unless you’ve been autotuned:

The video features science popularizers (and academic heavyweights in their own right) Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene and Lisa Randall.

(via melodysheep)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • Mike D

    We need more Lisa Randall. She’s one of the best at explaining esoteric concepts both succinctly and clearly.

  • Rich Wilson

    Ugh. Hate autotune. Hate even more autotuning great voices like Cox and Tyson.

    • Don F

      I had to listen. And I was warned, too!

      Thank dog for R.E.M. on the radio on the way in to work to flush that crap outta my head . . . .

    • chicago dyke

      try this one, it’s hilarious

  • Michael Harrison

    My favorite’s John Baez, but I don’t know if he does much in the way of spoken-word explanation. As far as I know, he’s mostly a writer.

  • A3Kr0n

    I thought this died and was buried next to disco.

  • Rain

    I like watching Neil deGrasse Tyson’s hands while he’s talking. It’s like he’s pretend hand signing. I wonder if he practices in the mirror.

  • Ray

    Would love to watch but autotuned? Autotuning proves there is no god.