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Nerdist News: From the Jim Henson Creature Shop!

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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 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
 

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

Nerdist News: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Preview, Project Morpheus vs. Oculus Rift, and ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY!

Happy Hump Day, friends, and welcome to another sterling episode of Nerdist News! We’re so jam-packed with pop-culture goodness today that we’ve got headlines pouring out of our intro! You’ll… more

New Study Reveals Citizen Scientists Can Count Craters with the Best of ‘Em

If you’re like us, you humbly assume that scientists are obviously better than you at making scientific observations. However, a new study has revealed that when it comes to counting… more
 

Nerdist News: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 4, THE WOLVERINE 2 and More!

Welcome back, friends, to another tasty week of Nerdist News! On today’s episode we’ve got news on a directorial shake-up for the next next Amazing Spider-Man flick, word on when… more

Use of Protective Suits Could Add Weapons to Mixed Martial Arts

Mixed martial arts might be getting even more bad-ass, or gratuitously violent, depending on how you look at it. An Australian company called Unified Weapons Master is developing a suit… more

Phytomining: How Plants Could Do Our Digging For Us

What if mining for precious metals no longer meant descending deep down into the earth to go find them? What if acquiring minerals such as nickel, zinc, and cadmium was… more
 

Miracles of Weird: The Suriname Toad

If you thought the horror frog was the weirdest amphibian imaginable, wait until you meet the suriname toad. Though it doesn’t intentionally break its own bones to stab potential predators,… more

Nerdist News: STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Lead, DOCTOR STRANGE Director, and CONSTANTINE Reveal!

Are you ready for the return of Jessica Chobot, friends? That’s right, the host with the most has come back from SXSW to bless you all with another healthy dose… more

Meet ORPHAN BLACK’s New Clone, Jennifer Fitzsimmons… Plus New Season 2 Photos

You know what they say: mo’ clones, mo’ problems. By the looks of the latest clone to join the pack, those problems are serious. Meet Jennifer Fitzsimmons, the latest clone… more
 

Unlikely Heroes: Sponges May Be Responsible for Life as We Know It

If your only association of sponges is our animated friend who lives in a pineapple, you might be a little disappointed with the real thing. Sponges outside of the cartoon… more

PORTAL’S GLaDOS Explains Some Science In New Video From NASA

NASA has a new A.I. system, and like any good computer based being, she excels at multitasking. Portal’s GLaDOS can educate and entertain, all while plotting an evil takeover…. more

Nerdist News: GAME OF THRONES, 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY, and DOCTOR WHO Villain Rumors!

Hey there friends, and welcome to another glorious week of Nerdist News! Our pal Dan Casey’s stepping in for Jessica today, and boy, are his arms tired! He cheered for… more
 

Ann Druyan Talks Making the Return to COSMOS

“The cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be.” – Carl Sagan When Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage debuted on PBS in 1980, the thirteen-part… more

President Obama Wants You to Watch COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY

We’re all excited about the reboot of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, right? Neil Degrasse Tyson, an updated take on Carl Sagan’s love letter to space and the universe — what’s not… more

Nerdist Podcast: Neil deGrasse Tyson Returns Again

It’s a three peat with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson! They start off their conversation about how the universe works, then talk about science of bottomless pits, the importance of… more