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Heroes of Science Action Figures

By Vadim Newquist Nov 29, 2012

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Russell Gawthorpe

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Neil DeGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist and modern day rock star scientist. He is currently the director of New York's Hayden Planetarium and associate of the American Museum of Natural History.

"The telescope... is a conduit to the cosmos."

Tags: science, slideshows, life, neil degrasse tyson, marie curie, nikola tesla, albert einstein

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About the Author
Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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