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Watch: An Astrophysicist Explode Live On Stage

Arizona State University, I salute you for hosting a science debate as electrifying as a rock concert.  ASU’s recent Storytelling of Science event unleashed on stage some of the biggest names from the world of science. The idea was simple — to discuss important scientific ideas with the public and whip them into a frenzy of excitement.  We join the event just when the subject of politics and space exploration came up. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson promised not to dominate the conversation, but it didn’t quite work out that way. Jerry Springer would be proud.

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In 1945, Lily Ebert, now 90, was liberated from a German munitions factory where she worked as slave labor after being transferred from the Auschwitz death camp.

A few weeks after being liberated, an American soldier shared some words of positivity with her, "The start to a new life. Good luck and happiness," he wrote on a German banknote.

The simple gesture was life-changing for Ebert and the banknote became one of her most treasured keepsakes.

"This soldier was the first human being who was kind to us," she told NBC News. "It was the first time after this terrible life that somebody was kind and I knew that somebody wants to help."

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