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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

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
 

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
 

Nerdist News: Is Bradley Cooper the New Indiana Jones?!

Wacky Wednesday is here again on Nerdist News, friends! It’s just like regular Wednesday, except the name’s different! Our top story today is an Earth-shattering rumor about where the Indiana… more

Jason Silva Tells Us We’re More Human Than Human

If you’ve watched any number of science fiction films from the past 30 years, you’ll recognize how preoccupied we are with the idea of bettering ourselves through technology and creating… more

Nerdist Chats with the Team Behind WALKING WITH DINOSAURS: THE MOVIE

Attention, all Nerdist readers with offspring! Are you a dino-lover that is eager to share your passion with your own little nerdlers? If so, you’ll be happy to know that… more
 

New Growth Induced in Moss Frozen Since Roman Empire

Anybody who’s seen John Carpenter’s The Thing gets nervous at the idea of Antarctic life forms getting thawed out and brought back to life. But worry not, the organism in… more

Nerdist News: Ultron Revealed!

Ah, yes, the start of another succulent week of Nerdist News. Is there anything else like it? We’ve got a big one for you today: some spy-pics of metallic menace… more

Paleontologists Identify Anzu wyliei, a/k/a The Chicken From Hell

Not scared of chickens, you say? Well how about a 10 ft. tall, 11 ft. long chicken that boasts 5 inch claws and weighs in at 500 lbs.? Meet Anzu… more
 

UTOPIA is Looking for Pioneers: The Time to Build Your Ideal Civilization is Now!

Remember a couple months back when we told you about that nutty social experiment-turned-TV-show, Utopia? Well, it seems that all systems are go for the post-apocalyptic nightmare scenario, as Fox… more

Nerdist News WTFridays: Hobbit/Michael Jackson Mash-Up

TGIWTFridays, friends! We’ve got everything your weird little hearts desire on today’s weird little episode, so let’s take a look, shall we? Get ready for giant cats, dancing cats, a… more

EARTH TO ECHO Looks Like a Millennial GOONIES With a Splash of E.T.

A trailer was released today for the summertime flick Earth to Echo, and it feels like E.T. and The Goonies — with a little bit of Super 8 thrown in… more