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Cosmos: Even While Darkness Surrounds Us, The Light Is Winning

We begin (and end) in one of Carl Sagan's favorite virtual environments from the original series: the Library of Alexandria. Sagan used the Library as a cautionary tale about what can be lost when a civilization is careless with its knowledge, but Tyson uses it as an inspirational story.  Read More... //feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/re9CYJSFzt8/cosmos-even-while-darkness-surrounds-us-the-light-is-1588032183

'Cosmos' recap: From Alexandria to dark matter

"Cosmos" wrapped its 13-episode run this week by emphasizing the importance of knowledge and critical thinking by way of the scientific method in "Unafraid of the Dark."   Read More... //feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/entertainment/news/tv/~3/j0vzRnaX6M0/la-et-st-cosmos-recap-unafraid-of-the-dark-20140608-story.html

Cosmos Knows It's Not Easy Being Green

Last night's episode of Cosmos was about carbon dioxide, the greenhouse effect, and the hopeful possibilities for humanity's future on Earth.  Read More...     //feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/x-yWQxac0WA/cosmos-knows-its-not-easy-being-green-1584694861

'Cosmos' recap: Climate change is explained in 'The World Set Free'

Is it getting hot in here? In what is likely to prove one of its most controversial episodes yet, this week's "Cosmos" lays out the powerful scientific case for climate change, framed within a tale of two planets: Venus and Earth.   Read More... //feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/entertainment/news/tv/~3/ozhfYNGbpgs/la-et-st-cosmos-recap-world-set-free-20140601-story.html

Cosmos On Weed Is Probably The Most Realistic Cosmos Parody Ever

  Cosmos on weed cuts through the middleman and delivers the reality. Getting stoned and watching Cosmos is great. Because space is rad .   Read More...     //feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/NsF3sseWFo8/cosmos-on-weed-is-probably-the-most-realistic-cosmos-pa-1580682453

'Cosmos' recap: Michael Faraday, 'The Electric Boy'

We take so much of modern technology for granted: radio, telephones, film and television, computers, and the Internet all enable us to communicate at the speed of light. But we would not have any of those things without the efforts of hundreds of scientists from ages past, each building on... //feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/entertainment/news/tv/~3/Le1twXygs1g/la-et-st-cosmos-recap-the-electric-boy-20140511-story.html

'Cosmos' recap: Permian period and 'The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth'

When most of us think about extinction, chances are we recall that infamous asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs 66 million years ago – a.k.a., the K/T extinction event. This week's episode of "Cosmos": "The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth," takes us back 252 million years, to another, far worse mass extinction that wiped out nine out of 10 of all living species at the end of what's known as the Permian period.   Read More... //feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/entertainment/news/tv/~3/GWezKI_YRpM/la-et-st-cosmos-recap-20140502,0,5706298.story

'Cosmos' recap: Science is more than a boys club

Ask most people to name a famous scientist and — assuming they don’t draw a blank — they will likely cite Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking or possibly Cosmos host Neil de Grasse Tyson. You know, someone with high name recognition. And that someone will probably be male.    Read More... //feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/entertainment/news/tv/~3/NSNA-sl21zw/la-st-et-cosmos-recap-20140427,0,852039.story

'Cosmos' recap: Deeper and deeper still

Things get small — really small — in this week’s episode of " Cosmos ," which tackles the unseen universe at the atomic scale, from the teeming ecosystem inside a single dewdrop and the intricate machinery inside a plant’s cells, to the subatomic particles at the heart of a giant exploding star.   Read More... //feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/entertainment/news/tv/~3/VqhEbTXN770/la-et-st-cosmos-recap-20140413,0,5706299.story

Cosmos Explains Why Science Is "A Light In The Darkness"

The theme of this week's episode of Cosmos is illumination, both literal and metaphorical. Carl Sagan famously called science a "candle in the dark," illuminating the human mind with the knowledge imparted by evidence-based reasoning.   Read More... //feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/pwVPQwfxepI/cosmos-explains-why-science-is-a-light-in-the-darkness-1559677794