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Neil deGrasse Tyson on why humans should really go to Mars Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why he opposes the idea of putting some humans on Mars in case a catastrophe wipes out Earth. He argues that we should go to the red planet purely for scientific innovation. He also talks about the multiverse, time travel, and his book “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.” Neil DeGrasse Tyson is director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium and author of “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.” (Photo by Miller Mobley)
Neil DeGrasse Tyson on why we should - or maybe should not - go to Mars “The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you,” writes Neil DeGrasse Tyson is his new book titled “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.” He talks about the multiverse, time travel, and why he opposes the idea of putting some humans on Mars in case a catastrophe wipes out Earth. Instead, he argues we should go to Mars for scientific innovation. Neil DeGrasse Tyson is director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium and author of “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.” (Photo by Miller Mobley)
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is an author, astrophysicist, and Director of The Hayden Planetarium at The American Museum of Natural History. He names blues as his favorite genre, but his song picks are mostly a celebration of life – from a gospel classic to a Van Morrison love song and a prog rock hit with an interesting twist.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?