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Here's a 1976 letter from Neil deGrasse Tyson to Carl Sagan

When Neil deGrasse Tyson was applying to colleges, Carl Sagan went out of his way to make the budding astrophysicist feel especially at home at Cornell University, where he taught. Tyson would ultimately attend Harvard, but not before writing this letter to Sagan explaining his decision. Read… 1/31/14 6:20am Today 6:20am

Is Gambit the next X-Men movie, and does it already have its star?

Is <em>Gambit </em> the next <em>X-Men</em> movie, and does it already have its star?

Plus, there's a ton of rumors about the plot of Days of Future Past, including one involving parallel realities. And while Billy Dee Williams is up for Star Wars Episode VII, it looks like the Benedict Cumberbatch rumors can be put to rest. Chris Evans describes how Captain America and the Falcon meet in The Winter Soldier. Spoilers now! Read… 1/31/14 6:00am Today 6:00am

A Scientist Who Writes Comics About the Secrets of Insect Life

Centuries ago, scientists relied on paintings and illustrations of animals to learn more about their anatomy. Today, that biology-art bond is as strong as ever. This is Carly Tribull, a PhD student studying the evolution of parasitic wasps, who uses her scientific knowledge and artistic talent to create fun comics that … Read… 1/30/14 6:00pm Yesterday 6:00pm