Nerdist was started by Chris Hardwick and has grown to be a many headed beast.


Nerdist Podcast: The Expressionless

It’s another spontaneous hostful! They talk about how lovely L.A. is when everyone is at Coachella, Matt and Jonah get into a bit that probably lasts too long, and they read a scary ghost story! Artwork by Fernando Pinto… more

LIT Motors’ C1: The Covered Motorcycle/2 Wheeled Car That Won’t Tip Over

If you’re like me, every time you see a row of parked motorcycles, you have the sudden urge to tip one over and start a domino effect before giddily jumping… more


Behold the terror: Legendary has released the cover art by illustrator Arthur Adams (Godzilla, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Uncanny X-Men) for the graphic novel Godzilla: Awakening. For those of you not… more

Nerdist Podcast: John de Lancie

The very talented John de Lancie sits down with the guys to talk about his role as Jane’s father on Breaking Bad, starting his career in the theater, his… more

Nerdist Chats with the Team Behind WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: THE MOVIE

Attention, all Nerdist readers with offspring! Are you a dino-lover that is eager to share your passion with your own little nerdlers? If so, you’ll be happy to know that… more

New Growth Induced in Moss Frozen Since Roman Empire

Anybody who’s seen John Carpenter’s The Thing gets nervous at the idea of Antarctic life forms getting thawed out and brought back to life. But worry not, the organism in… more

Paleontologists Identify Anzu wyliei, a/k/a The Chicken From Hell

Not scared of chickens, you say? Well how about a 10 ft. tall, 11 ft. long chicken that boasts 5 inch claws and weighs in at 500 lbs.? Meet Anzu… more

Miracles of Weird: The Cookiecutter Shark

Most predators have the decency to kill their victims in the process of feeding on them. Not the cookiecutter shark. Don’t let the cute name fool you, this strange shark… more

Florida Pythons Able to Find Their Way Home After 22 Mile Displacement

It used to be that the kid with the pet python was super cool, but enough of these repto kids have accidentally let their snakes escape and now they’re causing… more

Evidence for ‘Smoking Gun’ of Cosmic Inflation Explained

Scientists have long awaited direct evidence for cosmic inflation, and as of this week, they might just have it. The theory of cosmic inflation is the idea that the universe… more

MIT’s Robotic Fish Boasts Remarkably Realistic Movement

If it looks like a fish, swims like a fish, and has a remarkably similar escape maneuver to a fish – it isn’t necessarily a fish. It might be… more

SXSW: Legendary Releases Fan Reactions to GODZILLA Sneak Peek

Last week at SXSW, Godzilla enthusiasts got a chance to watch the original 1954 Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 35mm at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. The screening was organized… more

The HyQ Robot Just Got Even More Agile

We knew the HyQ (Hydraulic Quadruped) from the Italian Institute of Technology could run and we knew it could deal with an uneven walking surface when it came to one,… more

New Study Reveals Citizen Scientists Can Count Craters with the Best of ‘Em

If you’re like us, you humbly assume that scientists are obviously better than you at making scientific observations. However, a new study has revealed that when it comes to counting… more

Meet T. Rex’s Miniature Alaskan Cousin: Nanuqsaurus Hoglundi

When one considers hulking beasts like polar bears and musk oxen, not to mention those terrifying king crabs, it’s easy to assume that everything is bigger in the Arctic. However,… more

Use of Protective Suits Could Add Weapons to Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed martial arts might be getting even more bad-ass, or gratuitously violent, depending on how you look at it. An Australian company called Unified Weapons Master is developing a suit… more

Phytomining: How Plants Could Do Our Digging For Us

What if mining for precious metals no longer meant descending deep down into the earth to go find them? What if acquiring minerals such as nickel, zinc, and cadmium was… more

Miracles of Weird: The Suriname Toad

If you thought the horror frog was the weirdest amphibian imaginable, wait until you meet the suriname toad. Though it doesn’t intentionally break its own bones to stab potential predators,… more

SXSW: The Skully AR-1 Motorcycle Helmet Allows for a 180 Degree Visual

Dudes on motorcycles just got even cooler. The Silicon Valley company Skully Helmets has created a motorcycle helmet that affords the wearer a video feed of everything that’s happening behind… more

Magic Carpets: How Rug-like Landers Could Explore Alien Planets

The search for a terrestrial explorer that wouldn’t break the bank – or one of its wheels – continues with NASA’s new “flat lander” design. The new design is for… more

Unlikely Heroes: Sponges May Be Responsible for Life as We Know It

If your only association of sponges is our animated friend who lives in a pineapple, you might be a little disappointed with the real thing. Sponges outside of the cartoon… more

The Asteroid Data Hunter Challenge: NASA Wants Your Algorithms!

It is largely agreed upon that 66 million years ago, an asteroid collided with the earth and wiped out the dinosaurs. It’s also understood that this type of catastrophe will… more

Running Out of Space: The Dangers of Forgotten Space Junk

Think outer space is a featureless zone of nothing for thousands and thousands of vacuumed miles beyond Earth’s surface? Well, maybe it used to be, but in the mere handful… more

The Next Big Thing In STAR WARS Bathroom Fixtures: The Sarlacc Toilet

It all started with a poop joke, and in a way that’s kind of where it ended up as well. After one of his buddies said he was off to “… more

Miracles of Weird: Tongue-Eating Louse

It’s pretty rare that an animal comes along that makes you say “you’re a sick bastard, nature,” but Cymothoa exigua, or the tongue-eating louse, evokes just such a reaction. This… more