Neil deGrasse Tyson Chats with Charlie Rose

In case you missed it the other night, Neil deGrasse Tyson was one of the guests on Charlie Rose.

(Sorry if the Hulu settings don’t work in your country!)

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Carbon-Dated Qur’an May Be Older Than Muhammad, Challenging Islam’s Most Basic Tenets

A Qur’an that may be the world’s oldest made a splash in July, when carbon dating at the University of Oxford placed it at about 1,370 years old — the era of Muhammad. The “Birmingham Qur’an,” named after the English university where it resides, was heralded as proof that modern texts have remained true to Muhammad’s original words.

But Houston, we have a problem.  

That’s not only very, very old, it’s quite possibly too old.

This Qur’an may be older than Muhammad.

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How Irresponsible Journalists Took Down a Scientist Without Gathering the Facts

If you’re not familiar with Nobel Prize-winning scientist Timothy Hunt, the fact that he won a Nobel Prize should tell you about his contributions to the field. Beyond that, though, he’s been a supporter of women in science, helping the European Research Council create a “gender-equity plan,” getting a day-care nursery installed the Okinawa Institute, and mentoring numerous female scientists along the way (all of whom, as far as I can tell, speak very highly of him).

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Researcher Finds Jesus in Ancient Planetary Alignment

Earlier today, researcher Miguel Antonio Fiol announced a discovery. And why go through the hassle of getting published in a peer-reviewed journal when you can just purchase a press release?

Fiol says that you can see the crucifixion of Jesus in the planetary alignment from 33 A.D., the year Jesus supposedly died.

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10 Beautiful Science Tricks Involving Liquid

I like you, science. You’re alright.

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