End of Days Scenarios: People Love Death and Mayhem

Whether discussing the universe’s origin as host of NOVA’s “scienceNOW” or asserting that Pluto is a not a planet on “The Colbert Report,” astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson translates the universe’s complexities for a broad audience. In the following hilarious (and interesting) video presentation, Tyson explains what would happen if a large asteroid would hit earth, […]

Intelligent Man = Better Sperm

Natural selection favors the intelligent. The evidence is right here in our civilization. We are smarter than our distant ancestors, Australopithecus, Homo erectus, Cro-Magnon — that is a given. The question is, did intelligence evolve because the smarter members of the population could avoid getting killed off? In prehistoric times, this would involve finding the […]