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Neil deGrasse Tyson has proved his awesomeness as a rock star scientist with guest roles as himself on shows like The Big Bang Theory, hosting the critically-acclaimed science and discovery miniseries Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, and has appeared on numerous talk shows like The Daily Show. Now, to further confirm just how awesome he is, Tyson is getting his own talk show. On the National Geographic Channel no less. There’s no doubt that the late night landscape is changing, with Jimmy Fallon now holding court on The Tonight Show, and Stephen Colbert teeing up to takeover The Later Show, but is there room for an affable but combative scientist hosting a weekly talk show on a TV channel known more for education than entertainment? You better not doubt NdT! (more…)

The politically aware among us know that it’s going to be a rough ride to re-election for current U.S. President Barack Obama, but there’s now polling suggesting that if aliens descend on Earth between now and November, the people will gladly follow Obama in defense of the Earth against evil invaders. Or get along with them if they turn out nice.

The poll, conducted by National Geographic in promotion for its new series Chasing UFOs, reports that nearly two-thirds of Americans, 65 per cent, think that Obama would do better dealing with aliens than his opponent, former Massachusetts Governor Miit Romney. The numbers also break down along conventional political lines, 68 percent of women polled choose Obama as alien buster-in-chief over 61 percent of men. Nearly 70 percent of those polled between ages 18-64 think Romney would do worse when dealing with aliens, and 50 percent of those  65 and over think he’d struggle.

Interestingly, National Geographic’s poll further revealed that “More than 80 million Americans are certain that UFOs exist,” and that most of those people “would not mind a minor alien invasion, because they expect these space-age visitors to be friendly — like the lovable character depicted in Steven Spielberg’s popular film E.T.

So does that mean people trust Obama to deal diplomatically with a friendly E.T., or do they trust him to suit up Independence Day style if the aliens come down here and get all rowdy. Hopefully, this isn’t a question the electorate gets hung up on this election year.

Source: Blastr

Angry Birds in SPAAAACCCCEEE!!!


You can admit it; you totally said that title like the Muppet’s Pigs in Space opening. Hmm, maybe there is a lawsuit in there somewhere . . .

Yahoo! Games has announced that Rovio will release Angry Birds Space for mobile devices on March 22!

While playing this fourth major release of the “Angry Birds” series:

“you’ll be lobbing birds on entirely new planets while contending with zero gravity, leading to new gameplay elements like slow-motion puzzles and “lightspeed” destruction. And just like with other Angry Birds games, expect those outer-space physics to be dead on.”

The game features additional, completely new birds alongside some old favorites, many sporting new super powers. The site adds that NASA and National Geographic will be the game’s launch partners.

You can check out a teaser below and stay tuned to the official site for more info.