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KAKU ON SEARCH FOR EARTHLIKE PLANETS

Click for more CBS This Morning Just days from launch, NASA‘s TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) will embark on a two-year all-sky transit survey of our solar neighborhood and monitor over 200,000 bright stars in search of exoplanets. The endeavor is expected to reveal and identify thousands of previously unknown worlds, some of which may be Earth-like and therefore capable of supporting intelligent life. The ramifications of what we may find are simply staggering and stand to challenge our entire understanding of our place in the universe. CBS News science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku joins ‘CBS This Morning: Saturday’ to discuss the TESS mission and other recent findings that seem to suggest we’re not alone. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON STEPHEN HAWKING DEATH

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Famed theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Stephen William Hawking died today. A giant in his field and popular culture, Hawking was among the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of Einstein‘s General Theory of Relativity and the realm of quantum mechanics. CBS This Morning asked famed physicist and CBS News science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku to honor Hawking‘s life and discuss how his work has advanced our understanding of the universe. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY

Click for more CBS This Morning CBS News science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku‘s new book, The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth is officially released and available for purchase. CBS This Morning invited Kaku to talk about his bold assertions on the future fate of humankind. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON THE WINTER SOLSTICE

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Game of Thrones fans know it well… Winter was coming and now "Winter is here!" So says the King of the North, or, in this case, Earth’s northern hemisphere. The Winter Solstice is here and that means winter. As Americans bundle up for the coldest part of the season, CBS NEWS science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku, joins CBSN on the shortest day of the year to discuss the Earth’s rotation and what it means for humans around the globe. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON LATEST MEXICO EARTHQUAKE

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More than 200 people lost their lives in Mexico City on Tuesday to a magnitude 7.1 earthquake centered in Mexico‘s state of Puebla. It remains to be seen if this seismic activity is related to the magnitude 8.1 quake that struck a nearby region just two weeks prior but most experts agree that a significant aftershock is all but imminent. CBS NEWS science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku, spoke to CBSN on how earthquakes work and why this one was so devastating. WATCH NOW!

MORE MEXICO QUAKE – BONUS BROADCAST

Dr. Kaku joined an earlier CBSN broadcast via telephone as news of the Mexico earthquake was first hitting. WATCH BONUS!

KAKU ON HURRICANE HARVEY

Click for more CBS This Morning Hurricane Harvey has made landfall at the Texas Coast. Damages rage on with Harvey lingering and potentially intensifying. "The agony has just begun," warns CBS News science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku on ‘CBS This Morning: Saturday’ as he explains the science behind this and other destructive storm surges. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON ‘COSMIC COINCIDENCE’

Click for more CBS This Morning Millions plan to witness Monday’s coast-to-coast total solar eclipse that will move through a 70-mile-wide "Path of Totality" spanning over the United States across fourteen states from Oregon clear through to South Carolina. CBS News science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to discuss what he calls a once in a lifetime "cosmic coincidence" that should be on everyone’s bucket list. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON NASA TRIP TO THE SUN

Click for more CBS This Morning Scheduled for a Summer 2018 launch, NASA‘s Solar Probe Plus will orbit the sun within four million miles of its surface, closer than any prior mission. CBS News science and futurist contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to discuss the historic journey. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON HANFORD NUCLEAR TUNNEL COLLAPSE

Click for more CBS This Morning An underground tunnel used to store abandoned railcars and filled with decades-old radioactive waste collapsed this week at the Washington state Hanford nuclear waste site, renowned as the most contaminated nuclear facility in the nation. Crews are investigating the cause of the collapse and responding to fears from residents of radioactive contamination. CBS News science and futurist contributor Dr. Michio Kaku joins from the ‘CBS This Morning’ newsroom to address the fallout. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON CLOSE CALL WITH ASTEROID

Click for more CBS This MorningEarth will have a close encounter today with a massive asteroid nicknamed "The Rock" by NASA, which first noticed it three years ago. "The Rock" is the largest such object to pass so close to Earth since 2004. CBS News science and futurist contributor Dr. Michio Kaku joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to discuss how the asteroid will not affect us now but underscores the looming dangers of other space objects headed our way. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE STUDY

Click for more CBS This MorningIs Southern California due for a major, possibly catastrophic, earthquake? Geologists of a new study say a quake of magnitude 7.5 or higher is long overdue to hit the area along the San Andreas Fault north of Los Angeles. CBS News science and futurist contributor Dr. Michio Kaku joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to size up the threat. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON DISCOVERY OF 7 EXOPLANETS

Click for more CBS This MorningNASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting "TRAPPIST-1," a faint star about 39 light years away in the "Aquarius" constellation. Three of them fall into the habitable or so-called "Goldilocks" zone, considered capable of supporting life as we know it. CBS News science and futurist contributor Dr. Michio Kaku joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to provide insights on this landmark find. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON NEW ENERGY SOURCES

Click to Visit CBS This MorningWith more than a million individual solar panel installations in the United States, the sector is projected to nearly double in size by the end of 2016. Despite encouraging momentum, renewable energy still accounts for only 10 percent of the nation’s power usage. CBS News science and futurist contributor Dr. Michio Kaku joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to discuss key initiatives around the world that are leading the way to new and better energy sources along with the promise of developments here at home that will lead to greater sustainability and energy independence. WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON VIRTUAL REALITY: NEXT BIG THING

Click to Visit CBS This MorningProjected revenues from virtual reality and augmented reality are expected to reach $120 billion by the year 2020. What will the future of this advanced technology look like? How will it change the way we live, work, and communicate? CBS News science and futurist contributor Dr. Michio Kaku joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to explore this new frontier and to see why Kaku says VR is the "next big thing." WATCH NOW!

KAKU ON MAN-MADE MIDWEST QUAKES

Click to Visit CBS This MorningA new government report shows that seismic activity in parts of the country’s midsection are now as dangerous as in California and Alaska. For the first time ever, government scientists are including man-made quakes on their official earthquake hazard map. Just hours following the release of the report, residents of Crescent, Oklahoma were rattled by a 4.2-magnitude earthquake, perpetuating concerns and raising questions.

CBS News science and futurist contributor Dr. Michio Kaku — also a physics professor at the City University of New York — joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to explain the cause and dangers of these man-made disasters along with solutions for reducing the threat. WATCH NOW!

NASA: LIQUID WATER FOUND ON MARS

Click to Visit CBS This MorningThis week NASA announced that it has discovered a source of free-flowing water on the surface of the planet Mars, a breakthrough finding that could forever change how human beings view our celestial neighbor. Famed physicist/futurist and CBS News science contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku told ‘CBS This Morning’ that, with this, NASA may have “hit the jackpot.”

Public fascination with Mars has increased ever since NASA launched its unmanned rover Curiosity, which continually sends back images of the Martian landscape. Once thought to be too hostile to support life, the discovery of liquid water alters our understanding not only of the origins of the red planet but in the future potential for an eventual human presence on Mars. “It changes everything,” said Kaku, “It means that this liquid water can be used for, perhaps, irrigation, drinking water, and even rocket fuel.” WATCH NOW!

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