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Bill Nye tells Elon Musk and Neil deGrasse Tyson educating women may be more important than technology

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Bill Nye “the Science Guy” summed up why it’s important for the future of humanity that women and girls have access to education and birth control.

The popular scientist appeared Sunday on “Star Talk,” hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice, along with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors.

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Musk told the group that he decided in college that he wanted to work toward a better future for humanity, so he came up with a list of things that he felt would be important later.

“There were really five things, three of which would be interesting to be involved in,” Musk said. “The three that I thought would definitely be positive were the Internet, sustainable energy – both production and consumption – and space exploration – more specifically the extension of life beyond earth on a permanent basis.”

Musk said he also believes artificial intelligence and “rewriting human genetics” will also be important to humanity’s future, but he’s dubious of their benefits.

“It’s a pretty cool list,” Nye agreed. “I would’ve included educating women and girls, raising the standard of living of women and girls so that the human population of the world will slowly become more manageable.”

Nice said he agreed that better-educated women had fewer children.

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“That’s it,” Nye said. “The ones that they have are more loved and better cared for.”

Nice said society benefits from women who are educated and have some control over their reproductive health.

“With mom being a happier healthier person, more educated, end up with better educated kids, (we) end up with a better world,” Nice said.

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“Just like that,” Nye agreed. “Furthermore, the woman has a better quality of life. She has a better job, she’s happier, which just makes everybody happy.”

Listen to the discussion here:

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‘Angry’ Trump Michigan voters admit they want ‘this nightmare to end’ in November

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President Donald Trump's Michigan supporters are abandoning their 2016 pick for Vice President Joe Biden as the election comes closer.

In a series of interviews on MSNBC Sunday, revisited voters they'd met earlier in the election cycle in Kent County.

Katey Morse and her husband were both working full time, and their kids were in school back in March, but things quickly changed as the coronavirus spread throughout the country. Luckily, she and her husband didn't lose their jobs, but they, like many parents, are struggling to do virtual school for their kids.

"I'm turning into more of an angry person than I've ever been in my life," she said about how she feels politically, noting that it makes her sad. "I've just got a countdown to November now, and I'm hoping we'll wake up from this nightmare we're in."

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Trump facing massive electoral vote wipeout as campaign continues to flounder: MSNBC election analyst

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Based upon current state-by-state polling, which is naturally subject to change, MSNBC's resident election analyst predicted Donald Trump will suffer an embarrassing defeat in November unless his campaign can come up with something to stop his collapsing approval numbers.

Standing before a US map, analyst Steve Kornacki broke down for host Yasmin Vossoughian the president's uphill battle to get within striking distance of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

"What we have here is our first look from NBC at what the electoral map looks like right now," he explained before adding, "Things could change."

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Trump bragged to aides his disastrous Axios interview went well and was ‘great television’: report

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Deep in a Daily Beast report detailing the problems Donald Trump is having getting his floundering re-election campaign untracked, Sam Stein reveals that the president -- who increasingly appears detached from reality -- told aides that he thinks his much-derided Axios interview with Jonathan Swan was a big success.

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