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Nerdist Podcast: Lewis Black

The hilarious Lewis Black sits down with Chris to talk about the process of writing “edgy” material, the importance of keeping busy as you get older, his shows being a destination for family outings and his newest special Old Yeller! Click on the banner to shop at and support the show!              … more

Let’s All Pitch In and Buy The Most Haunted Island in The World

Oh, my goodness, you guys, there is an island off the coast of Venice, Italy — dubbed THE most haunted island in the world — and it is currently up for sale…. 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

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

UTOPIA is Looking for Pioneers: The Time to Build Your Ideal Civilization is Now!

Remember a couple months back when we told you about that nutty social experiment-turned-TV-show, Utopia? Well, it seems that all systems are go for the post-apocalyptic nightmare scenario, as Fox… more

NASA’s Robonaut 2 Busts Some Groundbreaking Moves

Just like a human doing “The Robot” is funny, so too is a robot doing “The Human”. This video, created by, was edited together to showcase the wide… more

Happy 10th Anniversary to the Mars Rover Opportunity

Pop the space champagne. Today marks the 10th Anniversary of NASA’s Opportunity rover landing on the red planet. Only expected to complete a 90 day mission back in 2004,… more

Scarecrow Triumphant: The New Chipotle Game App Commercial

This short, courtesy of animation house Moonbot Studios, has the internet abuzz with unabashed brand loyalty to Chipotle. The burrito slingers put out the video, about a humble scarecrow battling… more

LYT Review: “Cloud Atlas” Does Not Shrug

It will be easy, and lazy, to dismiss the Wachowski siblings’ and Tom Tykwer’s Cloud Atlas (they directed alternating segments) with some silly wisecracks about how the makeup looks bad… more

Urban Farming in Oakland: Aquaponics in Action

In the section of Oakland where Eric Maundu lives, there is no useable soil for farming. He’s surrounded by highways, trains, and parking lots, but he’s still found a way… more

Dominic Monaghan Unleashes His Wild Side

From Lord of the Rings to drowned in the Looking Glass, Dominic Monaghan has often embodied the little guy caught up in larger-than-life events with high stakes. In The Day,… more

Sharlto Copley: Elysium on the Brain

Amidst San Diego Comic-Con International’s big surprises, one of the heavy-hitters was Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, about which almost nothing had been said or revealed previously. Now we know that, like… more

The Mutant Season #38: Alexis Henry of Surfrider Foundation

Alexis Henry from Surfrider Foundation comes on the show to talk to Gil about what Surfrider is, what they fight for and, of course, surfing! Visit Surfrider’s website for information… more

The Mutant Season #36: Morgan Wyenn from NRDC

Morgan Wyenn, attorney at NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), comes on the show to discuss climate change, electric cars and ways people can help protect the earth. Visit… more

LYT’s L.A. Film Fest Wrap-Up, Part 2: Quests, Dream Girls and Funny Disasters

Note: Read part 1 of Luke’s L.A. Film Festival coverage by clicking here The Compass is Carried by the Dead Man might have been more enjoyable had I not… more

LYT’s L.A. Film Fest Wrap-Up, Part 1: Beasts, Zombies and Oversimplifications

Much of the chatter among regular filmgoers at the recent Los Angeles Film Festival involved the “identity” of the fest, something that is apparently of great importance to those in… more

Interview: Planetary Resources’ Chris Lewicki Wants to Mine Some Asteroids

Sorry, Michael Bay fans: When it comes to giant rocks in space, Bruce Willis-types probably won’t be our go-to guys for drilling into asteroids. Chris Lewicki, president & chief engineer… more

Interview: Brea Grant Wants to Make “Best Friends Forever”

Though perhaps best-known as Daphne Milbrook on Heroes, Brea Grant is more than just a super-actress. In addition to being a comic-book writer, she’s also working on her feature directorial… more

LYT Review: “The Hunger Games” Feeds An Eclectic Appetite

Knowing how to work the media is a survival skill as essential as any of the traditional ones commonly taught in the woods. As teen-literature messages go, that’s a whole… more

Dr. Apocalypse Examines: Massive Comics Legend Brian Wood

  If you like comics, and don’t know the work of Brian Wood, you deserve to be gunned down in the war-torn Manhattan of his DMZ, battle-axed in his Viking… more

Slutty Insects

Scientists are at it again, everybody. Going around messin’ with RNA like they own the place. Injecting it into mosquito embryos to turn off the gene that produces fertile sperm…. more

Dust In The Wind (And Lots Of It)

In the interest of keeping up with all the cool time-lapse video that’s floating around the Internet, here’s one that’s making the rounds from yesterday, the massive dust storm –… more

How Will You Spend the Apocalypse?

Many of you are aware that the world will end in four days. For those who don’t know, the bible “clearly states” that the world’s destruction begins on May 21,… more

Indiana Goes Red

How have you been? I’ve been well, thanks. After quite an absence for a multitude of reasons, (including surgery and the lack of new releases that I want to… more

Crunch A Bunch O’ Bugs For Lunch

Once upon a time, when I was very young, there was a department store to which my family would trek once in a while. In that store, there was a… more