Scientist Nye gets Netflix show

Bill Nye is going to be a Netflix guy.

The streaming network announced plans Wednesday to launch a series, Bill Nye Saves the World, hosted by the famed scientist, author and TV personality.

Each episode will tackle a chosen topic from a scientific point of view in an effort to dispel myths and refute anti-scientific claims that may be muddling the issue. Topics will include vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change.

According to Netflix, Nye will present guests, conduct experiments and ultimately let the facts lead each episode’s exploration.

“We’ll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience,” Nye said. “And perhaps we’ll change the world a little.”

The new venture launches next spring and marks a return to series TV for the star of Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Lupus sidelines singer Gomez

Selena Gomez says she’s taking a break to deal with anxiety, panic attacks and depression stemming from her battle with lupus.

The pop singer tells People magazine the conditions are side effects of the autoimmune disease, “which can present their own challenges.”

The 24-year-old says in a statement to People that she wants “to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and have decided that the best way forward is to take some time off.” Gomez says by sharing her struggles, she hopes “others will be encouraged to address their own issues.”

Gomez told Billboard last year that she had undergone chemotherapy as part of her treatment for lupus.