Science! (But the app’s a wee bit lacking.)

The reboot of science series Cosmos kicked off over the weekend, and there’s already an Android app ready to bring a wealth of related content to your phone. Nestled within are video clips, supplementary reading, high-resolution images, behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, and a neat calendar which condenses the entire lifetime of the universe into 365 days.

The show is hosted by astrophysicist superstar Neil deGrasse Tyson, and though it’s built to entertain, there’s a lot to be learned about the stars and our planet. For those unfamiliar, Cosmos was originally a PBS special hosted by scientific luminary Carl Sagan in the 80s. It not only managed to explain astrophysics in a digestible way, but it also made the science interesting and inspiring.

Unfortunately, the Cosmos app doesn’t support full episode viewing. You’ll have to get FOX Now for that. Also, no love for Nexus 7 users, as the app is “optimized for most medium resolution tablets (16:10) with 8-inch 10.1-inch screens.”

Did anyone catch the show live over the weekend? How’d you like the reboot?


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