Ben Ratner's photo of Bill Nye and Chuck Nice.
Ben Ratner's photo of Bill Nye and Chuck Nice.

Cosmic Queries – The Science Around Us

Bill Nye and Chuck Nice. Photo Credit: Ben Ratner.
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On this episode of StarTalk Radio, Bill Nye the Science Guy is back to host alongside comic co-host Chuck Nice as they answer your fan-submitted Cosmic Queries about the science that surrounds us. To start, Bill gives some history about his involvement with The Planetary Society. Find out what feasible actions they have in place to act out their mission statement of “know[ing] the cosmos and our place within it.” We then dive into the Cosmic Queries. Discover more about climate change and building solar panels. You’ll learn how the current political climate impacts the functionality of the Environmental Protection Agency and NASA. Bill also sheds light on the competitive nature of scientists and how competition works alongside global collaboration. Find out what three questions Bill would ask an extraterrestrial. Investigate how we might transport, or create, water on long-term space missions. Ponder the origins of dark matter. You’ll also learn more about standard temperatures, absolute zero, and the Rankine scale. All that, plus, explore the history of the modern calendar, raw water, and the possibility of human photosynthesis.  

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