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Nerdist News: From the Jim Henson Creature Shop!

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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

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
 

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
 

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

Technician Makes An Oscilloscope Cooler, Adds Tetris

Science! Video games! That right there is a peanut butter and jelly combination. In this case, Imgur user RaffttaM has a little Easter Egg to share that he recently discovered… more

THE WIL WHEATON PROJECT is a Go for SYFY & Other Important Details

Last week we told you about the announcement that friend of Nerdist Wil Wheaton was getting a new TV show, a very exciting prospect. Well now we’ve got even more… more
 

Nerdist News: Shocking Star Wars Details, Astonishing Next-Gen Gaming Update, and the Apple MetaPhone!

Hey hey and happy Tuesday, friends! The internet is a fictional news minefield today, so lucky for you our episode of Nerdist News is 100% genuine*! We’ve got details on… more

Astronomers Find a Small World That Could Hint at a Big One

Move a few astronomical units over, Pluto, there’s a new dwarf in town. Astronomers have announced in Nature that they’ve discovered a new dwarf planet which, at its closest, passes… 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 News WTFridays: Most PAINFUL Frozen Parody Ever!

Who’s ready to get casual-as-heck with another episode of Nerdist News WTFridays?! We’re all over the place on this week’s installment – from impressive, indie sci-fi shorts to a little… more

The Undead Trees of Chernobyl: Plant Matter That Won’t Decompose

As if the Ukraine didn’t have enough problems, the radioactive dead plant matter of Chernobyl is refusing to decompose, causing a forest fire risk that could mean radiation is delivered… 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