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

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What Part Of ‘Science Fiction’ Don’t You Understand? Oh, ‘Fiction.’ Right

This kinda slipped past everyone last week, but a study by Birmingham Science City in the U.K. found that a lot of people believe… well, they believe a lot… more

As If Talking While Chewing Wasn’t Annoying Enough

Would you like your meals to sound like the Doctor Who theme, or maybe “Good Vibrations”? Here’s your chance: Someone’s created forks that double as mini-theremins. No, really, the EaTheremin,… 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
 

Philematology Made Easy

Here’s everything you’ll ever need to know about kissing, including stats and science (calories burned, bacteria, and more), in a handy video of less than two minutes from GOOD Magazine:… more

Look At The Sun

Over at Discover Magazine, Chris’ friend Phil Plait (aka @badastronomer) points us to this pretty astonishing detailed photo of the sun by Alan Friedman at his Averted Imagination site. The… more

Not CGI: The Balloon House From ‘Up,’ Live Action Version

Yes, someone replicated the balloon-lifted house from Pixar’s “Up.” For real, or at least a reasonable facsimile thereof: It’s from an upcoming National Geographic Channel show called “How Hard Can… more
 

Why You Can’t Dance

David Brent Dance – watch more funny videos Can’t dance? It might not be that you’re just a klutz, or, more precisely, there might be a biological reason for your… more

It’s All In Your Head

A couple of news items this week indicate that we’re moving a little faster now in the direction of being able to control gadgets and machines with our minds and… more

Beautiful Science

They unveiled the winners of the Wellcome Image Awards for 2011 Wednesday, and… what? You don’t know what the Wellcome Images are? Oh, well, you’ll like this. Wellcome Images is… 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

Are We There Yet? Why, Yes, We Are

A team of British engineers has moved to the actual building stage in the quest to create a rocket car that can exceed 1,000 mph. A thousand miles per… more

Believing In Tree Octopi, or How Gullible Are Kids (And You)?

I wasn’t an especially gullible kid. I didn’t trust too much I read or heard unless it seemed plausible to me. But, then again, I didn’t have the Internet at… more
 

Elemental Child’s Play

Awwwww! Here’s one of the most adorable videos you’ll see today, or any day: She’s 26 MONTHS OLD and she recognizes the elements! She’s a Nerdist-in-training! I bet she’s even… more

It’s Everywhere You (Don’t Particularly) Want To Be

You know that episode of “The Big Bang Theory” where Sheldon rigged a robot with a camera and monitor so he could avoid the dangerous outside world and live long… more

Report: Yellowstone Super-Volcano Threatens 2/3 Of U.S. (Unless It Doesn’t, Not Anytime Soon, At Least)

If there’s anything the tabloid press loves almost as much as reality show “celebrities” and horrific crimes, it’s doomsday scenarios. And here’s one in today’s Daily Mail that has a… more
 

Like Mom Used To Make

Two words that will strike fear… er, no, more like revulsion in your heart: Human cheese. Meet Miriam Simun, who created cheese made from breast milk as part of a… more

Big-Ass Rocket Launches, Is Seen By Everyone In L.A. But Me

We had a rocket launch right here in fabulous Southern California and I missed it. It was visible from all over what only TV news anchors and meteorologists call “The… more

Take These Chains From My Tires

Finally, someone’s claiming to have developed the Cure for the Common Snow-and-Ice-Covered Road. CNN reports that an electrical engineer named Scott Brusaw has come up with an idea to pave… more
 

More Fun With The Concept Of Freezing Water

5 seconds later, her nose shattered when she sneezed. [via Break] You can follow Matthew on Twitter…. more

Don’t Call It A Comeback (Although It Would Be)

Scientists are planning to try and clone wooly mammoths. Because we need wooly mammoths roaming the Earth in 2011. According to Yomiuri Shimbun, a team of researchers will be trying… more

Bozo Makes Babies

It’s a study by doctors and everything, so it must be true: Women undergoing in vitro fertilization who are “entertained” by clowns just after being inseminated are more likely to… more
 

Comic Sans Can Make You Smarter. No, Really

Finally, someone’s found the positive side of Comic Sans. LiveScience reports that a study in the journal Cognition asserts that people are able to learn and remember things better when… more

Take Two Aspirin And… No, That Won’t Work

Hey, hypochondriacs, here’s some material for you: from MyHealthNewsDaily.com comes this list of the “7 Weirdest Medical Conditions.” You might be familiar with some of them. There’s Morgellons Disease,… more

Science Can Turn Albinos Blue!

Maybe that title shouldn’t sound so enthusiastic…but this sounds like a lot of fun. Medical researchers have been testing new spinal injury solutions and along the way discovered that… more