Bill Nye Explains the ‘Adventure’ in Fashion’s New Space Age Obsession

In fashion, something is always the new black. Florals. Gender nonconformance. Dads. Now, it seems that black might be the new black, but, in this case, the blackness is the vast, cold expanse of space punctuated with billions of tiny suns light years away.

In the move that would make Buzz Lightyear and Buzz Aldrin smile, the latest trend in the fashion world is coming from out of this world. Gucci’s Fall 2017 campaign paid homage to Star Trek and Star Wars with aliens and UFOs; Tom Sachs and Nike rereleased the artist’s iconic Mars Yard sneaker; and Karl Lagerfeld literally launched a rocket to close out Chanel’s space-themed Fall 2017 collection.

The space age is clearly having a moment and who better to explain why than Bill Nye, the most fashionable scientist around? “NASA is the best brand the United States has,” the bowtie enthusiast said to The Cut. “Everywhere you go in the world, people may not like the United States, but they respect NASA.” There’s truth to that statement. After all, our president’s blatant Neo-Nazism may be fashionable to some subsets of the population, but it’s the NASA space program that appeals to everyone.


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As the earth heats up and we look for ways to escape the planet, there’s a certain kind of optimism in space travel. As Bill Nye explained, “Space brings out the best in people, because it’s inherently optimistic. You’re dipping your toes in the cosmic ocean. We’re exploring, and when you explore, you’re going to have an adventure. That’s what fashion is all about.”

Wait – Bernie Sanders Has a Podcast – And Bill Nye Is On It

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has wowed us yet again by nonchalantly revealing over Instagram this week that he’s got a podcast available for listening on iTunes.

We’d already known Demna Gvasalia’s muse had been doing a talk show via Facebook live, but apparently now the audio of that show is available for you to listen to during your morning commute. And there’s already three episodes out! The first features Revered William Barber discussing modern civil rights issues, the second, BILL NYE discussing global warming, and the third, more talks about the climate with filmmaker Josh Fox.

“Election days come and go, but political and social revolutions that attempt to transform our society never end,” said Sanders over Instagram. “Listen to The Bernie Sanders Show to stay informed on the political revolution, our focus in the fight for a progressive agenda and how Bernie and others are fighting back against the Trump administration and its efforts to divide us up.”

Take a look at the post below, then head here to download your new fave podcast.

Bill Nye to Debate Evolution at Creation Museum

I’d be all for Creationism’s teachings in public schools if we lived in a world populated by Hobbits, Spiderman, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For clarification, Creationism is not just a good story; it’s a great story, taken from one of my favorite works of fiction, The Bible. Still, teaching Creationism in public schools – passing it off as scientific fact – makes about as much sense as doing the same with the complete works of The Incredible Hulk. Do we really want our nation’s children in 2014 to believe that the world is only 6,000 years old and that carbon-dated dinosaur bones were left as a cruel practical joke executed by the Jews?

Evolution is based on science; creationism is based on belief. At no point do the two meet. An education curriculum at a public school should be based on teaching factual knowledge instead of spiritual myths involving women being created from the ribs of men. Is there any benefit to denouncing science and teaching kids that evolution is false? (Sarah Palin are you listening?)

On February 4th, 2014, Bill Nye (“The Science Guy”) has agreed to debate Ken Ham, president of Answers In Genesis and The Creation Museum. Ham will have the home turf advantage since the debate takes place at The Creation Museum (a museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, where you can see depictions of cavemen joyfully riding on the backs of dinosaurs.) The 800 available tickets sold out almost immediately.

Nye vs. Ham might be a better matchup than in previous Creationism debates – just think back on Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron debating a pair of scientists which ended in the atheists openly laughing at the former Hollywood actor:

The Feb 4th event raises the larger question: Should scientists even give dignity and agree to these types of debates? Richard Dawkins has stated that such an intellectual public discourse is akin to “an obstetrician debating a proponent of the stork theory of reproduction.” [Note: Babies don’t come from storks.]

In the Words of Bill Nye: “I say to the grown-ups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, in your world that’s completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that’s fine, but don’t make your kids do it because we need them.”

In a related story, on Tuesday night Glenn Beck compared Bill Nye’s tactic to the people who silenced and oppressed Galileo, one of history’s most celebrated thinkers. In a statement of intended irony, Beck claimed history would show that anyone who tries to “force things on the people” would be judged negatively by future generations.

Things The Russian So-Called Meteor Might Really Have Been

They’re saying a meteor broke up in the atmosphere over the Urals region of Russia, injuring hundreds. Below, you can hear Bill Nye the Science Guy explaining this laughable theory for CNN viewers. But we all know that story is just stage one of a cover-up, yeah? And this time, Mulder and Scully might really kiss!

Off the top of my head, I would guess that this “meteor” was really a ship built by space terrorists that Bruce Willis exploded even while jumping clear—with the only parachute on his back, of course. I call it Die Hard 6: Dyin’ Ain’t Easy. Or, if we were to extend certain fanciful analogies, it could easily have been god flicking a booger.

For that matter, who’s to say it wasn’t a warning shot across the prow by an advanced alien species? Like, keep it down you drunk assholes, some of us are working on the secrets of the universe here. Most probable of all, however, is the simplest explanation: what burned up over Russia was a giant hamster ball launched into orbit days ago by North Korea with a hundred squabbling monkeys inside. RIP, you brave and angry explorers.

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Today In Nostalgia: Sartorial Advice From Bill Nye The Science Guy

#RememberThe90s takes all kinds of forms, but lately, educational television icon Bill Nye (of Bill Nye The Science Guy fame) has been popping up everywhere this month, endorsing Barack Obama and appearing in the Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming documentary Fight For Space: Exploring the Future of Manned Spaceflight alongside fellow science guys like Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Turns out, because man cannot live in lab coats alone, he’s also giving fashion advice now. Nye appeared in a video for Nerdist to instruct Chris Hardwick on how to tie a bow tie. Not everyone can pull off a bow tie in casual wear, but this truly is a valuable skill. Nye lays down the jargon for what seems a simple process: "snuggify," "attentiontivity," etc. 

Elswhere in crazy Bill Nye homages was this amazing but short-lived Twitter account, @bill_nye_tho, in which a not-so-kid-friendly incarnation of the Science Guy offered confessions like "one time on one of his peyote benders Carl Sagan faxed me a ten step plan to rearrange the planets" and "pitching this show "Hold This Beehive" where some kids see how long they can hold a beehive then maybe after i say some shit about science?" Would really like to have seen that first one, for real.