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5 Frustratingly Popular Science Myths

Mar 10 2014 - 5:35am

Neil deGrasse Tyson takes the cake for sassiest science communicator in the galaxy (also, for best space tie [1]). Neil, host of Cosmos [2] on Fox, had his badass-trophysicist self on full display during his South by Southwest keynote on March 8.

He gave parenting tips ("keep letting your kids break stuff — it is a source of curiosity") and explained there is a "genetically encoded force" that makes us curious about the universe ("we're the only animals that are comfortable sleeping on our backs . . . When we wake up, the first thing we'd see is the sky!"). There's a lot to learn from Neil, and we'll divulge more when our full interview [3] with the astrophysicist himself is up! But before then, let Neil demystify some of the most frustratingly popular science myths.


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