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Bionic Pets and Jane Austen’s Relation to Mouse Pee!

Jane Austen’s Relation to Mouse Pee Biologists at the University of Liverpool have named a protein in mouse urine after Mr. Darcy, the famous character from Jane Austen’s novel “Pride &… more

The Week in Sharks: Happy Birthday Jaws; Please Don’t Eat the Clown He Costs 13 Bucks an Hour

Aging Sharks Hey, Thursday was Jaws’s 35th birthday, according to some arbitrary standard—though technically speaking, it was Jaws (nee Bruce)’s 35th deathday; if the shark were really born… 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 Nerdist: Word of the Day

Frenulum, aka, The Clittiest Part of the Man-Clit Teaching sex skills to shy Americans can be challenging, and blowjob skills are no exception. This past week we broke a record…. more

The Penis Detector & Smelly Astronaut Update!

Chat Roulette Developing Penis Detector Bad news guys – Chat Roulette is developing a Penis-Recognition Algorithm. This new addition will skip over all the creeps with their wangs out or… more

Science & Sex!

Well non-human animal sexual behavior – but don’t worry, a column about the science of human sexual behavior is definitely in the works. (It will be yet another entry that… more

Hybrid Animals, Scary Soymilk & Horny Astronauts!

Wholphins, and Geeps, and Zonkeys, OH MY! Now, most of us know about Ligers (thanks, Jon Heder) but I had no idea how many other mammal hybrids existed! Here’s… more

The Week in Sharks Will Not Be Seen Tonight

Your Shark Nerdist is absolutely swamped organizing a Brooklyn zine fair for the weekend; New Yorkers are encouraged to attend. As are non-New Yorkers, I guess, but seriously, first look… more

The Science Nerdist: Old Timey Science, The End of Technology & Superhero Flies!

Old Timey Science: The Pure and Germless Kiss! The gift that says, “I find your mouth revolting!” The ad, from an issue of Popular Science Monthly in 1920, opens by… more

The Week in Sharks: And On the Seventh Day, Sharks Ate People, and It Was Good

Monday, Tuesday? Happy days. Thursday, Friday? Happy days. Saturday, Sunday? You’re missing a leg (but otherwise happy days). More shark attacks occur on Sunday than any other day, according to… more

The Science Nerdist: Open Your Brain Holes, Nerdlings!

Coming soon to SkyMall catalogue, The Sarcasm Detector! Scientists at Hebrew University in Jerusalem have developed the SASI, Semi-supervised Algorithm for Sarcasm Identification, a machine algorithm that recognizes sarcasm (finally)…. more

Space Shuttle Launch Time Lapse

A couple of Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs cameras, six weeks, and a hundred hours of footage = AMAZINGNESS. It’s hard to watch when they hoist it up with cables and… more

The Week in Sharks: I Like Big Caudal Fins and I Cannot Lie

It’s a reasonable bet that at some point, in some language, on any given day, someone utters something along the lines of “that’s a big-ass shark.” Only in the case… more

Why Pot Makes You Hungry

Hey Weed Warriors! Thanks to the upcoming 420 holiday, you’re probably going to have scientific questions. Anticipating your interrogative state, here’s a groovy video of me explaining the “whys” of… more

Foot Fetfish…

…was the worst pun I could come up with to describe this horrible, horrible sounding pedicure treatment. The Garra Rufa, which feeds on dead skin and even delicious psoriasis, is… more

Lasers On Yo Grill

You know the problem with lasers? They’re far too cool and exciting. For years science fiction has been showing us that lasers can do everything from shooting at aliens to… more


Deoxyribonucleic Acid! It’s not just for Nature anymore, thanks to Japan. Chemists there have recently stitched together the first viable artificial DNA strand. Normally, DNA uses the same four bases (… more

Electrocute Your Pickle

Watch as I narrate a thing which you, of course, shouldn’t try at home!!!… more

Nitrocellulose Pwns Lance Burton

Hey, Cotton…Nitric and sulfuric acids OWN your ass! The aforementioned cellular ass-owning was recently demonstrated by Dr. Chris Schrempp and myself on Wired Science. While this experiment would have… more

What’s Inside Rainn Wilson?

Many years ago, Rainn Wilson and I were skillfully carved up by Rob Zombie in a movie. Now, reunited in the name of science, we peel back the enigmatic layers… more

Hey Ravers! Make a Glow Stick!

Going to a rave in 1993? You need a glow stick! I can’t help you with the Dr. Seuss hat and clock necklace, but I did manage to dig up… more

Chem Lab!

This was a particularly fun segment to shoot. It’s part 1 of a 2 part series of exothermic reactions. Dr. Chris Schrempp, professor of chemistry at Los Osos High School… more

What’s Inside? Episode 2

All stuff has smaller stuff in it! Look out for the moment that reveals the depths of my Harry Potter nerddom…. more

What’s Inside?

Here’s a tiny piece of Wired Science leaked onto the Worlde Wide Webbe. Pass it on! Tonight at 8! PBS! That is all!… more