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How to Talk with a Conspiracy Theorist: What the Experts Recommend Why do people pledge allegiance to views that seem fundamentally hostile to reality? Maybe believers in shadowy, evil forces and secret cabals fall prey to motivated reasoning. Truth for them is what they need to believe in order to get what they want. Their certainty in the justness of a cause can feel as comforting as a warm blanket on a winter’s night. But conspiracy theories go farther than private delusions of grandeur. They have spilled i...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Politics, College, Current Affairs, Reddit, University of Pennsylvania, Vox, Bill Nye, Daniel, Facebook Twitter, Pew Research, Josh Jones, University of California Irvine, Cass Sunstein, MIT Technology Review

How to Talk with a Conspiracy Theorist (and Why People Believe Conspiracy Theories in the First Place): What the Experts Recommend Why do people pledge allegiance to views that seem fundamentally hostile to reality? Maybe believers in shadowy, evil forces and secret cabals fall prey to motivated reasoning. Truth for them is what they need to believe in order to get what they want. Their certainty in the justness of a cause can feel as comforting as a warm blanket on a winter’s night. But conspiracy theories go farther than private delusions of grandeur. They have spilled i...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Politics, College, Current Affairs, Reddit, University of Pennsylvania, Vox, Bill Nye, Daniel, Facebook Twitter, Pew Research, Josh Jones, University of California Irvine, Cass Sunstein, MIT Technology Review

‘The Masked Dancer’ Reveals Identity of the Ice Cube: Here’s the Star Under the Mask

Bill Nye the Science Guy has been a recreational dancer for years, a hobby he took to “Dancing with the Stars” in 2013. On Wednesday, he was back hoofin’ it on TV — this time, on Fox’s “The Masked Dancer,” where he was revealed as the celebrity under the Ice Cube costume. “If I have […]
Tags: News, Bill Nye, The Masked Dancer

T-Mobile Won't Claim it Has a More Reliable 5G Network Following Ad Board Decision

T-Mobile has been asked to stop advertising its 5G network as more reliable than the competition by the National Advertising Review Board (NARB), which investigated T-Mobile's claims made primarily in an ad featuring celebrity scientist Bill Nye after complaints from Verizon earlier this year. From a report: But the NARB also says T-Mobile shouldn't have to mention the speed of its network when broadly discussing coverage superiority in future ads. T-Mobile has said it will comply with the recom...
Tags: Verizon, Tech, Bill Nye, T Mobile, National Advertising Review Board NARB, NARB

How to have a constructive conversation with vaccine skeptics

In his book, "Anti-vaxxers," science educator Jonathan Berman aims to foster better conversations about vaccines. While the anti-vax movement in America has grown, more Americans now say they'll get a COVID-19 vaccine. In this Big Think interview, Berman explains why he's offering an ear to the anti-vax movement. As two COVID-19 vaccines roll out in America, Pew Research reported a rare glimmer of hope in the ongoing saga of vaccine disinformation: the number of citizens willing to get a vacci...
Tags: Facebook, Biology, America, Medical Research, Innovation, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Pfizer, Vaccines, Richard Dawkins, Bill Nye, Trump, Derek, Christopher Hitchens, Berman, Christiane Northrup, Andrew Wakefield

Is there life after death?

Death is inevitable for all known living things. However on the question of what, if anything, comes after life, the most honest answer is that no one knows.So far, there is no scientific evidence to prove or disprove what happens after we die. In this video, astronomer Michelle Thaller, neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris, science educator Bill Nye, and others consider what an afterlife would look like, what the biblical concepts of 'eternal life' and 'hell' really mean, why so many peopl...
Tags: Death, Life, Religion, Digital, Christianity, Islam, Innovation, Atheism, God, Humanity, Bill Nye, Sam Harris, Michelle Thaller, Michio Kaku Kaku

Bill Nye Is Here To Prove Why Anti-Maskers Are Wrong, So Shut Up And Watch

Screenshot from Tik Tok | Courtesy of Bill Nye Thank you Science Guy We all know Bill Nye. Science Guy, patron saint of bow ties, and in recent years, deliverer of some cold, hard truths to the adults out there who need a good talking to. Back in May of 2019 he appeared on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to discuss climate change, and by “discuss” I mean yell at all the morons out there who still don’t believe it’s real, demonstrate the devastating effects climate change...
Tags: Usa, John Oliver, Humor, Bill Nye, Tik Tok, Bill Nye Science Guy, Sloane Hughes

Bill Nye Explains Why Masks Keep Viruses In Those Pesky ‘Droplets Of Spit And Snot’ At Bay

"This is not that hard to understand, everybody," the famed "science guy" said as he demonstrated how masks work.
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Bill Nye on how we can fly to other solar systems

Bill Nye is not just the science guy -- he's also the space guy, and he's helped get a solar-sail spacecraft into orbit.
Tags: News, Stories, Bill Nye

TikTok tests a Learn tab to showcase education and how-to videos

How-to videos have been some of the most popular content on YouTube over the years, and now, to grow engagement and the pool of users that it appeals to, the upstart video app TikTok is getting in on the action, too. After launching a dedicated “Learn On TikTok” hashtag (#LearnOnTikTok) earlier this summer with a slate of premium creators producing videos for it, multiple users and social media watchers (thanks Matt) are reporting sightings of a new menu item called “Learn.” Featured prominen...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Learning, Education, Youtube, India, US, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Matt, Sergey, Bytedance, Tiktok, Lena Koppova, TikTok Video

Why Masks Work: A Slow Motion Demonstration (Plus a Guest Appearance by Dr. Fauci) The Slo Mo Guys specialize in taking everyday occurrences and slowing them down … way down, so that we can see them in a new way. In this clip, they let you see what happens when you talk without a mask, and then with a mask–all in order to demonstrate why a mask helps prevent the transmission of COVID-19, a disease that’s mainly spread when, according to the CDC, people are exposed to respiratory droplets carrying infectious virus. Around the ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Cdc, College, Uncategorized, Mit, Anthony Fauci, Bill Nye, Facebook Twitter, Fauci

Bill Nye the Science Guy helps Chipotle sell its new environmental ‘foodprint’ tracker

A new online and in-app tracker gives consumers reports on the sustainability of Chipotle ingredients
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October 6 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

BEGIN SLIDESHOW October 6 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to’s October 6 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie...
Tags: DVD, Horror, Movies, TV, Blu-ray, Movie News, TV News

Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Oct. 1-8

  Arinze Stanley’s “Paranormal Portrait No. 3, Work in Progress,” charcoal and graphite on paper, is part of his “Paranormal Portraits” online exhibit Oct. 3 to Nov. 7 at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. (Courtesy of Corey Helford Gallery)   Take a chance on cultural and educational experiences, Oct. 1-8.   EVENTS   Outside-In Tour of the Lanterman House: Docent-led tours of the historic bungalow-style house (listed on the National Register of Historic Places), 6 or 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 ...
Tags: Facebook, California, Youtube, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Ford, Chris Martin, Beethoven, Sigur Ros, Venice, Pasadena, Hulu, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

'I was ticked off': Bill Nye talks viral TikTok, reflects on 'Science Guy' success

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, talked to USA TODAY to reflect on his show's impact and talk about the future of science education.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Time: Do the past, present, and future exist all at once?

Everything we do as living organisms is dependent, in some capacity, on time. The concept is so complex that scientists still argue whether it exists or if it is an illusion. In this video, astrophysicist Michelle Thaller, science educator Bill Nye, author James Gleick, and neuroscientist Dean Buonomano discuss how the human brain perceives of the passage of time, the idea in theoretical physics of time as a fourth dimension, and the theory that space and time are interwoven. Thaller illustr...
Tags: Space, Science, Time, Neuroscience, Brain, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Mind, Einstein, Bill Nye, James Gleick, Cosmos, Michelle Thaller, Buonomano, Dean Buonomano

Funny YouTuber Creates Device to Shoot Facemasks To Your Face

Perhaps it is out of his frustration for any anti-mask city in the US, a famous YouTuber created a facemask shooting device. It is a pneumatic gun that shoots out facemasks directly onto a user’s face. Could this be the next gadget law enforcement will use to handle this pandemic? Maybe not, but it is still a really cool invention. The Second Amendment + Public Health  = Facemask Shooting Device The YouTuber actually started out his video explaining his frustration about how many Americans ...
Tags: Google, News, Youtube, Advertising, US, Social Media, Thor, Bill Nye, Science Channel, Allen Pan, YouTube Channels, Facemask Shooting Device, American Solution, YouTuber Allen Pan

Should you wear a mask while hiking and biking? Bill Nye says yes.

By now we can probably all agree that wearing a mask while indoors is a no brainer. But maybe you’ve found yourself out hiking on the trails or biking down the street and wondered—should you mask up when you cross paths with other people, even when you’re outdoors? Science shows that the risk of contracting […] The post Should you wear a mask while hiking and biking? Bill Nye says yes. appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Bill Nye, Newswire

Netflix’s ‘Emily’s Wonder Lab’ is smart, interactive science TV for kids

Netflix’s children’s programming library continues to grow, and its latest is one of its best original offerings yet – Emily’s Wonder Lab, a TV series hosted by engineer, space expert and Emmy-nominated TV science host Emily Calandrelli. The new show’s first season of 10 episodes is now available to stream in its entirety, and each sub-15 minute episode focuses on STEAM topics and experiments that kids can do with their parents at home. I spoke to Calandrelli (who, I should note, we were luck...
Tags: TC, Hollywood, Science, Media, Tech, E-commerce, Engineer, Fox, Netflix, Emmy, Bill Nye, Emily Calandrelli, Emily, You, Bill Nye Saves the World, Calandrelli

Mars colony: Humanity's greatest quest

We are closer than ever to actually putting human beings on Mars, but exactly how close is very much still up for debate. Getting there is one thing, and we eventually may not have a choice, but there are a number of problems that need to be solved before our species can call the Red Planet home.In this video, former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, educator Bill Nye, science journalist Stephen Petranek, astronomer Michelle Thaller, and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku consider mankind's fascinati...
Tags: Space, Elon Musk, Science, Learning, Adventure, Dna, Cancer, Future, Nasa, Innovation, Universe, Planets, Exploration, Mars, Humanity, Bill Nye

Here’s the Face Mask I’m Feeling Safe in Lately And It Won’t Fog Up Your Glasses

‘Ello ‘ello! I hope you’re well today! It’s almost Friday yay! That doesn’t mean much nowadays but it does mean a bit of relaxation from work right? And I can sure use it because it’s been a bit of a busy week over here! I was talking to a very lovely reader and new friend on Instagram a few days ago and she’s a teacher here in New York and has to go back to school in the next month. I sure hope she’ll be ok and safe! It has to be hard being a teacher right now I’m sure. If it’s your job ...
Tags: New York, Beauty, Bill Nye, Miscellaneous Blogging

This Is What a Scientist Looks Like

I Am a Scientist is an effort to introduce children to scientists outside of the narrow stereotypes that our culture typically offers (old, male, white, nerdy). They’re doing this through “scientist-of-the-month toolkits” that tell stories about contemporary working scientists who embody an “incredible range of personalities, interests, backgrounds, and pursuits”. From a blog post about the program: Science has been the driving force in the modernization of the world as we know it, yet scie...
Tags: Albert Einstein, Bill Nye, Jason Kottke, Junior High School and High School

Planetary Kids

Bill Nye presents at-home activities to teach kids about space exploration concepts. Published by The Planetary Society's flagship magazine, The Planetary Report.
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Bill Nye Breaks Down The Science Behind Skin Color, Points Out ‘We’re All One Species’

The Science Guy wants you to understand the relationship between skin tone and ultraviolet rays.
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Stop everything and watch Bill Nye’s super-simple explanation of how face masks protect us right now

By now, we should not need to be “arguing” the need for mask-wearing in public. The science out there is abundant! But when it comes to my own kids (who get a little more leeway than obstinate adults), I have found that providing a solid reason for something they need to do makes them much […]
Tags: Health, Shopping, Social Media, Bill Nye, Fitness + Wellbeing, Healthy Kids, science and STEM, Covid-19-and-quarantine

The mind-blowing science of black holes

When it comes to black holes, science simultaneously knows so much and so little, which is why they are so fascinating. Focusing on what we do know, this group of astronomers, educators, and physicists share some of the most incredible facts about the powerful and mysterious objects.A black hole is so massive that light (and anything else it swallows) can't escape, says Bill Nye. You can't see a black hole, theoretical physicists Michio Kaku and Christophe Galfard explain, because it is too dark...
Tags: Space, Science, Time, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Bill Nye, Dark Matter, Cosmos, Michio Kaku, Michelle Thaller, Christophe Galfard

Bill Nye posted a TikTok showing how a face mask — and not a knit scarf — can slow the spread of the coronavirus

Bill Nye said that mask-wearing "is literally a matter of life or death" and showed how a homemade face mask effectively "blocks the movement of air."
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Tom Hanks and Bill Nye Are Annoyed By People Who Aren’t Wearing Masks in Public

Everyone, please wear a mask when you go out into the world. I know it’s inconvenient. I know you’d rather not. But it’s just common sense. And more than that, it’s necessary. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Instead, listen to America’s dad, Tom Hanks. Hanks was one of the first prominent figures to catch the coronavirus, and he’s fed-up with people shunning masks. And if the guy who played Sully isn’t enough to convince you, maybe you’ll listen to Bill Nye. He’s a science guy, after...
Tags: Movies, America, Tom-Hanks, United States, Nye, Andrew Cuomo, Bill Nye, Tom Hanks Hanks, Business and Industry News, Coronavirus, Tom Parker Hanks, Associated Press Hanks

Bill Nye Shows How Face Masks Actually Protect You–and Why You Should Wear Them

Like many Americans of my generation, I grew up having things explained to me by Bill Nye. Flight, magnets, simple machines, volcanoes: there seemed to be nothing he and his team of young lieutenants couldn't break down in a clear, humorous, and wholly non-boring manner. He didn't ask us to come to him, but met us where we already were: watching television. The zenith of the popularity of his PBS series Bill Nye the Science Guy passed a quarter-century ago, and the world has changed a bi...
Tags: Health, Google, Facebook, Science, Instagram, College, America, Nye, Seoul, Bill Nye, Facebook Twitter, Colin Marshall, Maria Popova, 21st Century Los Angeles

Why do people believe in conspiracy theories?

From secret societies to faked moon landings, one thing that humanity seems to have an endless supply of is conspiracy theories. In this compilation, physicist Michio Kaku, science communicator Bill Nye, psychologist Sarah Rose Cavanagh, skeptic Michael Shermer, and actor and playwright John Cameron Mitchell consider the nature of truth and why some groups believe the things they do."I think there's a gene for superstition, a gene for hearsay, a gene for magic, a gene for magical thinking," argu...
Tags: Psychology, Hollywood, Media, Identity, Internet, Film, Government, Society, Brain, United States, Innovation, Mind, John Cameron Mitchell, Bill Nye, Self, Michio Kaku