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Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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Stephen Colbert is a smart science fan and often features great science book authors and scientists on his show, The Colbert Report. I also appreciate his funny takes on scientific topics such as tissue engineered meat, the LHC and more!

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson has appeared on The Colbert Report six times. What a boon for the world of science that Colbert is willing to feature science and science personalities who will make science seem enjoyable for the general public.

Stephen Colbert, out of character from his show, interviews Dr. Tyson at the Kimberley Academy in Montclair, New Jersey.

An hour and a half of great banter and insights!


Joanne Manaster About the Author: Joanne Manaster is a university level cell and molecular biology lecturer with an insatiable passion for science outreach to all ages. Enjoy her quirky videos at, on twitter @sciencegoddess and on her Facebook page at JoanneLovesScience Follow on Twitter @sciencegoddess.

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  1. 1. soxyfoxy 6:54 pm 11/29/2011

    Um, Headmaster, “Romeo and Juliet” is not American literature… that quibble aside, this is awesome!

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  2. 2. RickRay 11:02 am 12/2/2011

    Tyson for President! Love the comment about the atomic bomb. No matter what research scientists do whether people think it’s good or evil, there’s a politician funding it!

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