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Nerdist News: JURASSIC WORLD Updates, FLASH GORDON Reboot, and Google Time-Travel!

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Nerdist News: Possible STAR TREK 3 Director, DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION Trailer, and Wooly Mammoths!

Happy Earth Day, Earthlings, and welcome to another delicious helping of Nerdist News! On today’s episode, Jessica Chobot is spilling the deets on the latest director-star team set to tell… more

We Saw New Footage From DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES… and It’s Awesome

Last week Nerdist attended an early look at some of the footage from the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and on hand to present the footage was… more

Nerdist Podcast: William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh, and his… more
 

Miracles of Weird: The Tawny Crazy Ant

Species: Nylanderia fulva Range: Central South America, and regrettably, the southeast US Weird Feature(s): Takes acid bath to protect itself from red fire ants The story of the tawny… 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

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

Director Carlos Saldanha Talks RIO 2

Rio 2, starring Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, George Lopez, and Jemaine Clement, hit theaters this weekend and for fans of the first, it certainly won’t disappoint. All of the favorite… more
 

Review: CAT PERSON, Seo Kim’s Kitty-centric Cartoons

Creators have been making comics journals for years, but recent developments in website templates and sites like Tumblr have made it easier than ever for anyone to share the inside… 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
 

Nerdist News WTFridays: GAME OF THRONES LEGO and More!

What it do, friends?! Friday’s here, so it’s time to chuck caution to the wind and get crazy on some Nerdist News WTFridays! There’s no end to strange delights in… 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

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

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

Miracles of Weird: The Lungfish

Fish have evolved to live in poisonous waters laden with sulphuric acid and at depths far beyond where any light could reach. But even with a high capacity for adaptation,… 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
 

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