King of the Cosmos

A profile of Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Tyson spreads himself so wide for two reasons. One is that there‚Äôs so much in the sky to talk about. The other reason is down here on earth. For all the spectacular advances American science has made over the past century—not just in astrophysics but in biology, engineering, and other disciplines—the best days of American science may be behind us. And as American science declines, so does America. So here, in the dark, under the stars, Tyson is going to try to save the future, one neck cramp at a time.

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