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American Museum of Natural History: 2017 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: De-Extinction

The 2017 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History with host Neil deGrasse Tyson and a panel of experts for a lively debate about the merits and shortcomings of a provocative idea: de-extinction. Biologists today have the knowledge, the tools, and the ability to influence the evolution of life on Earth. …

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American Museum of Natural History: 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Is the Universe a Simulation?

What may have started as a science fiction speculation—that perhaps the universe as we know it is a computer simulation—has become a serious line of theoretical and experimental investigation among physicists, astrophysicists, and philosophers. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, hosts and moderates a panel of experts in a lively …

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AMNH: The 2015 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Water, Water

Join host and moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson and his panel of experts for a lively discussion about the past, present, and future of water on Earth. Earth is the only place in our solar system with liquid water on its surface. Even though water makes up only 0.03 percent of the Earth’s total mass, it …

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AMNH: 2014 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Selling Space

Space exploration is entering a new era. Dozens of aerospace companies have emerged in recent years, all with the goal of commercializing space as never before. From serving NASA’s cargo needs to sending tourists on space vacations to mining asteroids for profit, this next generation of entrepreneurs, and not NASA, may be the ones who …

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AMNH: 2011 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: The Theory of Everything

Can the entire universe be explained with a single, unifying theory? This is perhaps the most fundamental question in all of science, and it may also be the most controversial. Albert Einstein was among the first to envision a unified theory that could account for the behavior of all matter and energy in the cosmos, …

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AMNH: 2012 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Faster Than the Speed of Light

On Tuesday, March 20, 2012, over 5,000 people tuned in to the live stream of the 2012 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate from the LeFrak Theater at the American Museum of Natural History. Hosted by Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson, this year’s debate pitted some of the experimentalists who claimed to have discovered faster-than-light neutrinos …

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AMNH: 2013 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: The Existence of Nothing

The concept of nothing is as old as zero itself. How do we grapple with the concept of nothing? From the best laboratory vacuums on Earth to the vacuum of space to what lies beyond, the idea of nothing continues to intrigue professionals and the public alike. Join moderator and Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse …

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