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SET LIST: The Sklar Brothers

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Space Pee: Rehydrating Our Astronauts and Potentially Powering Their Gear

If you have dreams of one day living on the International Space Station (ISS), start wrapping your head around the idea of drinking your own pee. In space, every drop… more

Killer Sponges: Scientists Identify 4 Species of Carnivorous Deep Sea Sponges

When you think about badass deep ocean carnivores, you probably think about terrifying beasts like the anglerfish or the vampire squid. Sponges probably wouldn’t make that list, but despite their… more

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… more
 

With 276 Sensors All Over His Body, i-bodi’s Porton Man is Ready for a Chemical Attack

Despite your likely first impressions, this guy is pretty much the opposite of Terminator. Instead of being a humanoid robot sent to destroy humans, the i-bodi and the UK’s Defence… more

Drunken Monkeys: How Our Thirst For Booze May Have Evolutionary Roots

It’s happened to all of us. It’s 3 pm on a Friday and all you can think about is how hard you’re going to hit happy hour the millisecond you… more

Old At Heart: Scientists Unearth the Oldest Known Cardiovascular System

The Cambrian Explosion was a period in which animal life on earth went from a few less-than-thrilling blobs of cells to an immensely complex group of highly mobile creatures including… more
 

Imitation Achilles Tendon Lets “BionicKangaroo” Hop Like The Real Thing

The geniuses over at Festo Pneumatic and Electric Automation Worldwide in Germany aim to recreate the mechanical effect of natural forms like wings, legs, and hands for use in the… more

Scientists Reconstruct Impact Crater of Asteroid 4X Bigger than Dino-Killer

Just be glad that you live in this particular chapter of life’s history on Earth. Be glad that you weren’t around when the asteroid that formed the Chicxulub crater hit… more

Setting the Clock Back on First Americans: Stone Tools Could Put Settlement at 22,000 Years Ago

The paintings of Serra Da Capivara National Park have always offered an amazing view of life in pre-Colombian Brazil. Dated to 9,000 years old (and possibly older), the red… more
 

Miracles of Weird: The Mexican Blind Cavefish

Species: Astyanax mexicanus Range: Flooded caves of northeast Mexico Weird Feature(s): Navigation via pressure reading, lack of pigment, lack of eyes How do you find your way through complete… more

DisneyNature Releases Clips from BEARS Documentary

In anticipation of DisneyNature’s Bears, Disney has just released two clips from the movie. The movie follows a mother Alaskan brown bear, Sky, and her two cubs Scout and Amber… more

Space Seas: Saturn’s Moon Enceladus has a Liquid Ocean Under the Ice

Bust out your 31 mile ice augers, all you space ice fishermen: Readings from the Cassini space craft indicate that there is a massive reservoir of of water hiding deep… more
 

Nanoscopic Structure of Oyster Shells Could Inspire New Design in Bulletproof Glass

Enough enemy bullets have flown through the windshields of US military vehicles for researchers to decide it’s time for a truly tough transparent surface. In a study conducted at MIT,… more

Bryan Singer & Felicia Day Present Hulu’s Newest Paranormal Comedy Series SPOOKED

Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry (X-Men: Days of Future Past, House MD) and Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry and her own YouTube channel are teaming up to bring a new… more

Masters of Deception: The Animal Kingdom’s Greatest Tricksters

The ability of individuals to deceive one another for personal gain is not limited to unscrupulous homo sapiens like the boys of Stratton Oakmont. On the contrary, the natural world… more
 

Miracles of Weird: The Emei Mustache Toad

Species: Leptobrachium boringii Range: Mountains of southwestern China. Weird Feature: Battle ‘stache The world has seen some pretty bas ass mustaches over the years. From Yosemite Sam to Hulk Hogan… more

Fist-Sized Robot Could Crawl Inside Astronauts for Space Surgeries

Space is a bad place to get appendicitis. Quality health facilities in the galaxy are pretty much limited to Earth, and we’re still a few milestones away from space ambulances…. more

A Closer Look at The James Webb Space Telescope

Move over, Hubble, there’s a new super sized space telescope in town. Or, rather there will be. NASA’s James Webb space telescope – previously known as the “Next Generation Space… more
 

Space Fashion: NASA’s Latest Styles in the Astro Apparel of Tomorrow

Apparently it’s fashion week at NASA, and white is SO OUT. The agency is currently developing a new line of spacesuits, and have enlisted the public’s taste to decide on… more

Astronomers Find a Small World That Could Hint at a Big One

Move a few astronomical units over, Pluto, there’s a new dwarf in town. Astronomers have announced in Nature that they’ve discovered a new dwarf planet which, at its closest, passes… more

New Design in Soft Robotics Creates a Salamander’s Stride

MIT aren’t the only ones taking inspiration from aquatic life for cutting edge designs in soft robotics. A Brooklyn based company called Super-Releaser has designed a new mobile robot called… more
 

Check Out the Muscles Behind the Blowfly’s Speedy Wings

You might not think much of blowflies. They grow up eating feces and spend their adult lives sniffing around for rotting carcasses to munch on. But when you consider that… more

Scientists Identify Giant Shrimp Beast from the Cambrian Explosion

A new species that scientists have named Tamisiocaris borealis lived during the famous Cambrian explosion, a period in which all of the major body plans for animal life on earth… more

Opportunity Celebrates Martian Spring with a Big Power Burst

While Earthlings across the Northern Hemisphere are celebrating spring by braving bar patios for happy hours and painfully convincing themselves it’s warm enough for short sleeves, so too is the… more