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Obama kicks off reboot of "Cosmos" series

President Obama taped a 30-second video message that aired before the first episode of the science series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," hosted by astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. It's a new version of astronomer Carl Sagan's groundbreaking 1980 series "Cosmos."

Sunday - 03/09/2014, 11:25pm EDT

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Checking the Mercury has new meaning with solar system teaching tool

You've just stepped on the scale and the news wasn't good. But if you want to feel a bit better about your weight try weighing yourself on the new solar system scale.

Saturday - 09/01/2012, 04:37pm EDT

Tags: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Hammacher Schlemmer, educational toy, education, solar system