I just saw a really the trailer for the very interesting documentary, The City Dark produced by Ian Cheney (also produced King Corn). The City Dark asks the question, "What do we lose, when we lose the night?"
Living here in downtown Toronto we hardly ever see the stars. Of course we see a couple but it’s nothing quite like watching them while sitting on the edge of a lake during a camping trip in the middle of summer.
Watching the trailer, I was excited that Astrophysicist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson is in it. That guy is such an inspirational scientist and has amazing ability to take mind crippling topics like black holes and explain it so a 3 year-old can understand. If you watch The Colbert Report you have most likely seen him on the show as he has been a guest of Stephen Colbert eight times now.
Here is a funny clip of him explaining about the recent discovery of a new earth-like planet and the chances of bears living on it. (Sorry my Canadian friends, you probably can’t view this clip).
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