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SET LIST: The Sklar Brothers

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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

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
 

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

Meet Europe’s Biggest Terrestrial Predator Ever

Paleontologists studying the remains of a 150 million year old dinosaur, Torvosaurus gurneyi, have identified it as Europe’s largest terrestrial predator ever. According to a paper by Christophe Hendrickx and… more

Feathered Dinos, Ancient Salamanders, and Modern Looking Mammals Unearthed in Northeast China

In the latest Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, researchers announced that they have found a massively diverse set of fossils in a northeast region of China called Inner Mongolia. This group… more
 

Great Scott! HUVr Tech’s Viral Hover Board Video a Funny or Die Hoax

For those of you who’ve already invested millions in HUVrTech, the supposed inventor of the Back to the Future-like hover board, you might want to see if you can get… more

Nerdist News: Batman: ARKHAM KNIGHT, Apple CarPlay, Real Hoverboards, and GOTHAM’s Young Bruce Wayne!

It’s Fat Tuesday, and this episode of Nerdist News is fat with value! For the low, low price of your time we’re giving you a look at the latest Arkham… more

Nerdist News: TERMINATOR: GENESIS, a New ARKHAM CITY, and Laser Mind Control

Recovering from a murky haze of pun-themed appetizers and the tragic loss of fives of dollars from your misbegotten office Oscar pool? We’re here to help with a concentrated dose… more
 

President Obama, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Bill Nye Star In This Geeky Selfie

Teenage girls may take the most selfies, but the activity isn’t limited to any certain age group. You never know who you’ll catch turning the camera around, and this photo… more

Super Ball Bot: NASA’s Terrestrial Explorer Design that was Sparked by a Baby Toy

It’s not often that a baby toy inspires the next concept for a space exploration robot, but that is just what happened with the Super Ball Bot design. It was… more

The Fastest Venom in the World (Calm Down; It’s a Car)

If Top Gun taught us anything, aside from the fact that shirtless beefcake volleyball is totally fine, it’s that there’s an inherent human need to feel speed. Or, the need… more
 

The FX of ’79 – STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE

Special effects in movies have become so common place that most rom-coms now have some kind of visual effect that is nigh imperceptible. This is only a fairly recent development,… more

Twisted Fishing Line: The Cheap and Easy Artificial Muscle

For anyone who’s ever been fishing, twisted fishing line probably doesn’t sound like the answer to anything. But at the University of Texas at Dallas, researchers have found that a… more

Dystopian Future Watch: London Underground Farms

The latest in Dystopian Future Watch takes us to the abandoned tunnels below London, where Growing Underground plans to revolutionize sustainable farming. Using hydroponics and LED lights, Richard Ballard and… more
 

What Radiation Means for a Manned Mars Mission (Nothing Good)

Most of us associate radiation with that twang of anxiety you feel upon entering a CAT scan machine or having the X-ray operator drape the lead bib over you before… more

NASA’s Robonaut 2 Adds Basic Medicine to the Resume

It’s not often that you meet a medical doctor/aerospace technician, but that’s just what NASA hopes to make out of its ever versatile Robonaut 2 (R2). Already designed to… more

World Wide Free Internet May Be Closer Than You Think (Or Not…)

UPDATE: May the intrigued beware… Reddit users have pointed out that the mechanics of the Outernet’s donation system may be cause for concern. The connection between Outernet and the charity… more
 

Watch a Live Feed of an Asteroid Fly-By Tonight

An asteroid three times the size of a football field will fly by earth tonight, and we all get to watch. The skywatching site Slooh, which allows amateur astronomers to… more

Tinkering for a Cause: 12-Year-Old Builds Affordable Braille Printer from Legos

Are you smarter than a 7th grader? In this case of Shubham Banerjee, few of us can say yes. For his school’s science fair, Banerjee used the pieces available in… more

Miracles of Weird: The Saiga Antelope

Meet the closest thing to Watto this side of the universe. Looking like the Toydarian junk lord we’re all familiar with, the Saiga antelope boasts a massive schnozz that allows… more