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Bill Nye Makes it Through Another Round of 'Dancing With the Stars'

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Bill Nye the Science Guy. (Image credit: <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-564025p1.html?cr=00&pl=edit-00">Helga Esteb</a> / <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/?cr=00&pl=edit-00">Shutterstock.com</a>)

Bill Nye has made it through another round of "Dancing With the Stars."

This week, Nye dressed up as Beethoven and danced the pasodoble to the composer's Fifth Symphony. Despite tripping at the end of his routine, he managed to get less critical reviews from the judges compared with last week. One praised him for working with what he had, while another praised the "fun that he put into the dance."

In his first performance, Nye danced a cha-cha in costume as a mad scientist. That number, set to the song "Weird Science," was panned by the judges. But despite his shaky start, Nye has emerged as a crowd favorite.

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Tia is the assistant managing editor and was previously a senior writer for Live Science. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, Wired.com and other outlets. She holds a master's in bioengineering from the University of Washington, a graduate certificate in science writing from UC Santa Cruz and a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Tia was part of a team at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that published the Empty Cradles series on preterm births, which won multiple awards, including the 2012 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.