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

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A New Method for Dating Ice Core Samples: Radiometric Krypton Dating

Krypton, which as it turns out is not just a planet in the DC universe, has an isotope called krypton-81, which is now being used to date Antarctic ice core… more

Relativity Challenges Kids to Design a Video Game for EARTH TO ECHO

Kids today (said the old man) are clearly more adept at electronics and technology than even we were growing up, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they understand the science behind… 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
 

There May Be Another Alien Ocean Out There, This Time Under Pluto’s Ice

Being a hell of a long way from the sun and having a mean surface temperature of -380 degrees Fahrenheit, watery seas on Pluto might seem like a lofty claim,… more

Newly Discovered Earth-Like Planet is the Earthiest-Like Yet

Guys, the universe, it turns out, is very large. It’s almost like it’s always expanding. Even in our own galaxy, the chocolaty Milky Way, we’re finding new and interesting things…. 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
 

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

Nerdist News: Lady Gaga Goes Gaga for Hatsune Miku

Hey friends, and welcome to another spectacular episode of Nerdist News! On today’s show, we’re talking about a robot that can crawl, roll, and generally just give you nightmares, a… 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
 

Nerdist News: X-Men News X-Plosion!

Feelin’ the hump day blues, friends? Well, worry not, because Nerdist News is here to put your Wednesday in a pop culture news headlock! On today’s show we’re taking a… 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
 

Nerdist News: From the Jim Henson Creature Shop!

Got some great news for you today, friends: Jessica Chobot is back and she’s taking the show over to the super-rad Jim Henson Creature Shop! Ready for some monsters and… 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
 

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

Scientist Determines the Geology of Westeros

A Song of Ice and Fire is more than just a high fantasy. Over the course of the book series and the development of the Game of Thrones television series,… more
 

Nerdist News w/ Kevin Pereira & a Real Wolverine Healing Factor!

Hey there, friends, and welcome to a very special edition of Nerdist News with our special guest host Kevin Pereira! We’re starting things off nice and smooth today with a… more

The Mutant Season #125: Crystal Dilworth

Neuroscientist Crystal Dilworth chats with Gil about getting people interested in science, doing studies on the brain and more! Follow @mutantseason on Twitter!… 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