Give Neil deGrasse Tyson an Emmy

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Science is cool. Really cool! So cool that when humans do something really big in science — like putting a remote-control robot on another planet — the whole world stands still to watch. So cool that it seems like this year we’ve seen Bill Nye’s face more than ever. So cool that science invaded mainstream arts with the return of Cosmos, and we crowned Neil deGrasse Tyson as a brainy superstar. So why wasn’t he sitting near Matthew McConaughey last night at the Emmys?

He never had a chance, because the Television Academy didn’t give him one.

Shows like Cosmos live in the academy’s closet, in a box behind the costumes, where they don’t have to be seen next to the beautiful people. Every year, the academy rounds up all the nerds and…

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