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White House nerds out at annual science fair

White House nerds out at annual science fair

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) --President Obama welcomed more than a 100 budding scientists to the White House Science Fair, where he announced several initiatives to boost STEM programs.
Gabrielle Levy
Creation Museum touts new dino skeleton as proof of Biblical flood

Creation Museum touts new dino skeleton as proof of Biblical flood

PETERSBURG, Ky., May 23 (UPI) --The Creation Museum in Ky. is set to open an unusual new exhibit this weekend -- a dinosaur skeleton, named Ebenezer. He's proof, they say, of a Biblical flood.
Brooks Hays
John Oliver on climate change: 25 percent of U.S. is wrong

John Oliver on climate change: 25 percent of U.S. is wrong

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) --John Oliver and Bill Nye debated climate change skeptics on Oliver's HBO show 'Last Week Tonight' saying people's skepticism on climate change doesn't matter.
Aileen Graef
Construction of Noah’s Ark theme park in Kentucky set to begin

Construction of Noah’s Ark theme park in Kentucky set to begin

WILLIAMSTOWN , Ky., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Constuction of “Ark Encounter” Noah-themed park in Kentucky, from the creators of the Creation Museum, is set to begin in May.
Evan Bleier
Bill Nye shames GOP congresswoman, climate change deniers in TV debate

Bill Nye shames GOP congresswoman, climate change deniers in TV debate

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Bill Nye and Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn debated the merits of climate change on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday.
Brooks Hays

Bill Nye debates Rep. Marsha Blackburn on climate change

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Bill Nye The Science Guy asked for action to address climate change during a debate Sunday with Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn.
Majority of young adults think astrology is a science

Majority of young adults think astrology is a science

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Nearly half of all Americans say astrology is a legitimate science, and the number is rising fast, especially among young people.
Brooks Hays

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, debates founder of Creation Museum

PETERSBURG, Ky., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Bill Nye, TV's Science Guy, and creationist Ken Ham talked past each other for more than two hours in a debate at Ham's Creation Museum in Kentucky.
Bill Nye debates evolution with Creation Museum founder Ken Ham Tuesday night

Bill Nye debates evolution with Creation Museum founder Ken Ham Tuesday night

PETERSBURG, Ky., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Bill Nye "The Science Guy" will debate evolution vs. creationism with Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham Tuesday night at the Creation Museum.
Ananth Baliga

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013.
By United Press International
Valerie Harper gets the boot on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Valerie Harper gets the boot on 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Cancer-stricken actress Valerie Harper and her professional partner Tristan MacManus were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Monday night.
Bob Newhart, Bill Nye to guest star on 'Big Bang Theory'

Bob Newhart, Bill Nye to guest star on 'Big Bang Theory'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. actor and comedian Bob Newhart is to return to "The Big Bang Theory" in his Emmy Award-winning role of Professor Proton, CBS announced.
Bill Nye gets the boot on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Bill Nye gets the boot on 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- TV personality Bill Nye "The Science Guy" was eliminated on "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Monday night.
Bill Nye hopes to continue competing on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Bill Nye hopes to continue competing on 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- TV personality Bill Nye "the Science Guy" hopes to continue competing on "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles after tearing a ligament, People.com said.
Bill Nye injures knee on 'Dancing with the Stars,' may need surgery

Bill Nye injures knee on 'Dancing with the Stars,' may need surgery

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Bill Nye "the Science Guy" hurt his knee while performing on "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Monday night, ABC said Tuesday.
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NOP2000050906 - 9 MAY 2000 - NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, USA Bill Nye the Science Guy put in an appearance at the Nickelodeon booth during the Cable 2000 convention in New Orleans May 9, 2000. mc/aj/A.J. Sisco UPI
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William Sanford "Bill" Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as "Bill Nye the Science Guy", is an American science educator, comedian, television host and mechanical engineer. He is best known as the host of the Disney children's science show Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993–1997) and for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a science educator.

William Sanford Nye was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Jacqueline (née Jenkins; c. 1920–2000), a codebreaker during World War II, and Edwin Darby "Ned" Nye (died 1997), a sundial manufacturer. Nye is a fourth-generation Washington, D.C. resident on his father's side of family. After attending Lafayette Elementary and Alice Deal Junior High in the city, he was accepted to the private Sidwell Friends School on a partial scholarship, graduating in 1973. He studied mechanical engineering at Cornell University, where one of his professors was Carl Sagan, and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in 1977.

Nye began his career in Seattle at Boeing, where, among other things, he starred in training films and developed a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor still used in the 747. Later he worked as a consultant in the aeronautics industry. Nye told the St. Petersburg Times in 1999 that he applied to be a NASA astronaut every few years but was always rejected.

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