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  • Citizens must take command of their right to know

    Carl Sagan was best known, and appropriately so, as a planetary scientist with a gift for explaining the workings of the universe to those of us who are nonscientists. In his book, "The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark," he proved he knows us very well:

  • This photo released by Fox shows Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist who hosts the television show, "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," on location during the episode "When Knowledge Conquered Fear" in New Mexico,  airing Sunday, March 23,  9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on Fox and Monday, March 24, 10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo. The television series  premieres Sunday, March 9, 2014, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on Fox and simultaneously across multiple U.S. Fox networks. (AP Photo/Fox, Richard Foreman Jr.)

    'Cosmos' is back with new host for new generation

    Astronomer Carl Sagan become Mr. Science for a generation after his 1980 series, "Cosmos," took audiences on a groundbreaking TV journey through the universe.

  • Seth MacFarlane, TV's "Family Guy" creator, has funded the collection and organization of the work of Carl Sagan for donation to the Library of Congress. (Associated Press)

    Library of Congress gets Sagan papers

    It's not "billions and billions." It's more like 800 boxes worth. That is the sum total of the personal and scientific papers of one Carl Sagan, acquired Wednesday by the Library of Congress.

  • The Washington Times

    BETHELL: Why humans are unique

    Almost daily there are new reports of distant planets. They may outnumber the 100 billion stars in our galaxy. What we're look- ing for, of course, is ex- traterrestrial intelligence, not just orbiting rocks. But nothing has been found. The silence in outer space "is maddening," Charles Krauthammer has written. It "makes no sense."

  • Fox plans to bring back 'Cosmos' science series

    The Fox network is bringing back Carl Sagan's universe-spanning docu-series "Cosmos," and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is on board for the ride.

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