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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

The First Nature Doc for the Oculus Rift is Coming

There’s a nature documentary coming to the Oculus Rift, so you can basically put yourself into the middle of the action. Or the sky. It’s called Conquest of the Skies,… 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

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

Miracles of Weird: The Horror Frog

The horror frog might be the most bad ass amphibian in the game. Plenty animals are willing to go to great evolutionary lengths to defend themselves – poisonous secretions, butts… more

Dystopian Future Watch: London Underground Farms

The latest in Dystopian Future Watch takes us to the abandoned tunnels below London, where Growing Underground plans to revolutionize sustainable farming. Using hydroponics and LED lights, Richard Ballard and… more

Miracles of Weird: The Tenrec

For this week’s Miracle of Weird we’ll be covering not just a single species but rather an entire family of bizarre little critters called tenrecs, a group of mammals native… more

Study Reveals Sudden Color Burst in Feathered Dinos 150 Million Years Ago

While I still feel that Dr. Alan Grant remains a visionary in the world of paleontology, the notion that birds are descended from dinosaurs has become old news to most… more

For Stem Cell Creation, A Little Stress Goes a Long Way

Once an intricate and complex process, scientists have found a surprisingly simple way of making stem cells. Stem cells are fundamentally different from other types of cells in that they… more

Miracles of Weird: The Pink Fairy Armadillo

Either the first one observed was flying around granting wishes or they were named by a 6-year-old girl… regardless, the male pink fairy armadillos can’t be happy about their… 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

Were Dinosaurs Larger Than We Originally Thought?

Based on their ability to impede theme park openings alone, dinosaurs are revered amongst children and scientists alike for their ferocious strength, imposing stature, and all-around radness. According to new… more

Inside WORLD WAR Z’s Zombie Survival Crash Course

In celebration of the upcoming Blu-ray release of the summer zombie blockbuster World War Z, Paramount Pictures showed a bunch of us scrawny indoor kids who write about things a… more

For Weather Nerds: A Decade Of Weather in 3 Minutes

Are you a weather nerd? I know you’re out there. This has been out for a few weeks, but I just saw it (thanks to Laughing Squid) — a time-lapse… more

Get Your Brain Drunk with “Shots of Awe”

Serial thinker Jason Silva spends a lot of time exploring the excitement of the universe around us and speculating on where we might go next. He’s been giving talks and… more

Cat Science

ASAP Science did this three minute video on “The Science of Cats,” and as the loving owner/caretaker/parent of Ella the World’s Most Famous Cat, it’s stuff I find… more

A “Breaking Bad” Terrarium

Okay, here’s a Breaking Bad Terrarium: It’s from FaceoftheEarth at Etsy, and it’s an 11-inch tall terrarium with a miniature Walter White in his underwear, a wrecked RV, and dirt,… more

Meet the Freaky Tarsier

[youtube] The latest in Ze Frank’s series of “True Facts” videos is about the Tarsier, which is… more

Interview: The “Human Nature” of Patton Oswalt, Todd Rohal and Rob Riggle

Patton Oswalt is a Boy Scout. Really. In the new movie Nature Calls, at least. As a troop leader looking to take his senile dad on one last camping trip… 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

Hot Ball O’ Bees!

Sorry, I can’t resist any story that’s about a “hot defensive bee ball.” Popular Science has a report about how Japanese honeybees deal with the Asian giant hornet, their natural… more

Woolly Mammoth Lives

A hungry woolly mammoth has allegedly been caught on film in Siberia by a government-employed engineer last summer.  Thought to be extinct for over 4,000 years this woolly mammoth… more

Book Review: “Wicked Bugs” by Amy Stewart

Last night, there was a MONSTER of a moth fluttering around my room. It was big, I’m tellin’ you, like Mothra’s tinier but equally evil spawn. While screaming… more