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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

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

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
 

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
 

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