Nerdist was started by Chris Hardwick and has grown to be a many headed beast.


Nerdist Podcast: Brian Henson

Brian Henson and Chris sit down to talk about their pet dogs, the technique of puppetry, growing up in the heyday of The Muppet Show, and the show Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy!… more

Partly Cloudy, Chance Of Dead Birds (And Fish, Too) (UPDATE: Blame Noise. Maybe)

Nobody knows yet why somewhere upwards of a thousand — maybe as many as 2,000 — blackbirds fell out of the sky in Beebe, Arkansas just before New Year’s…. more

What Happens To Your Body At A ‘Polar Bear Plunge’?

Ever wonder what happens to someone’s body when they participate in a “Polar Bear Plunge” on a frigid New Year’s Day? Neither did I. After all, those plunges are usually… 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

Sex Toy Science: The Principle of Non-Porosity

[Fair Warning: NSFW links] Everyday, I talk to people about the spectrum of materials available for their heavenly pleasures. But not all toy materials are heaven-sent. Some are downright holey. [… more

Image Stabilization, Now With Chicken

It’s almost New Year’s Eve. Nothing much is going on. So why not keep up with the latest in chicken-powered Steadicams?: Seems to work, although nobody seems to have asked… more

PS3 x 1,760 = Awesome

Finally, PlayStation 3 finds a niche: The Air Force has hooked up 1,760 PS3s together to form the 35th fastest supercomputer in the world. It cost them about $2… more

Meet Charles, The Somewhat Creepy Robot That Can Read Your Emotional State And Give Directions, Too

Further proof that computers will ultimately replace, um, you: The IEEE has a blog post about Cambridge Professor Peter Robinson and his team, who are working on computers who… er,… more

10 Sci-Fi Promises Not Yet Fulfilled By 2010

And no, this post will not be talking about those damn Marty McDoodleface hoverboards. Or whatever. I mean, give me a little credit, please. We’re not all good hair and… more

Total Lunar Eclipse To Wreak Havoc, Or More Likely Just Hang There

Well, there’s gonna be a lunar eclipse on Tuesday morning, starting about 1:33 am ET through 5:01 am ET. The total eclipse part is supposed to start about… more

Amazing Pictures Not From Your Last Party

Popular Science has its gallery of the “Most Amazing Science Images of 2010″ posted now. There are 72 images in the gallery, and many live up to the billing; it… more

Snow Problem, Really

The cool thing here — cold, very cold, actually — is at about the 25 second market of this BBC video of the coldest inhabited place on Earth: The rest… more

A Real-Life Sonic Screwdriver?

Doctor Who has, of course, a sonic screwdriver.  According to a press release from the University of Bristol in England, someday, you might just have one, too, not a toy… more

What’s On?: ‘Bionic Builders’

This is a Golden Age of television, you know. It may not seem that way, but it is. Sure, some would define the era by “Jersey Shore” or whatever other… more

A Matter of Antimatter

We are a major step closer to having insanely powerful energy sources thanks to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. They’ve contained antimatter! I know! Calm down and… more

Pop the Quark!

Step 1: Gather up the collected works of They Might Be Giants and MC Chris. Step 2: Stick ‘em in the LHC for a few hundred revolutions and wait until… more

Sex Nerdist: My Spleen is Bigger Than Yours

You know those cancer movies where the main character goes in for a routine doctor’s visit and gets really bad news? Well, I’ve got the light-hearted buddy movie… more

That’s One Small Step For Newbs. One…GiantLeapForTehLulz.

So. To reinvigorate America’s waning interest in the space program, NASA has taken an inspired and admirable step; creating a freeware game called Moonbase Alpha where the player takes on… more

Thanks be to SCIENCE!

I recently started hosting a science program on the intertainment website. It’s in conjunction with DISCOVER MAGAZINE, so they did the best they could at making me not… more

Forensic Facial Reconstruction & Fainting Goats

Forensic Facial Reconstruction If you’ve ever seen the show Bones (or left the Discovery Channel on for more than 3 hours) you are familiar with Facial Reconstruction, the process of… more

Look! In The Sky! It’s Mars!

We live in an incredibly unique time. According to an email I received, “Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between… more

Staring At Breasts & Miracle Fruit!

Staring At Breasts Makes You Live Longer Researchers in Frankfurt, Germany found that, for men, staring at breasts for 10 minutes a day was equivalent to 30 minutes of aerobic… more

Medical Oddities in My Backyard

There are many reasons to visit Philadelphia – the Liberty Bell, it was our nation’s first capitol, the Franklin Institute, and I’ve been told we also have several sports… more

Science Party Tricks

For the past few days my computer has been a patient at the Genius Bar, (she needs a new logic board – poor thing) so I do not have a… more

Space Sex, Moustache Fish & Death By Insomnia!

No Sex in The ISS (International Space Station) According to NASA commander Alan Poindexter, (his real name – I’m guessing high school was pretty rough for Al) sexual relations… more