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Nerdist News: JURASSIC WORLD Updates, FLASH GORDON Reboot, and Google Time-Travel!

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Fermi Telescope Makes Valuable Use of Gravitational Lens

A team of international astronomers are using the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope to observe an active galaxy 4.35 billion light years away. Currently orbiting in our solar system,… more

JPL’s ROBOSIMIAN Qualifies For DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

This is RoboSimian, a four-legged crab-like robot from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This impressive specimen of robot technology scored big recently, landing a fifth place finish at the 2013 DARPA… 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
 

Phantom Rock Found on Mars

This is something you legitimately don’t see every day. Scientists have been looking for signs of life on Mars for decades, and while the veteran rover Opportunity hasn’t found any,… more

2013: The Year of Genre TV

I’ve always been a huge fan of science fiction, horror, and fantasy because, well, I’m a big nerd, obviously, but it’s also because it tends to allow for more imaginative… more

Still More REASONS TO BE SCARED OF THE FUTURE: Devolution

What’s scaring the hell out of Rhys Darby this week? In this week’s episode of Reasons to be Scared of the Future, it’s you. And me. And us. And everybody…. more
 

Google’s Robot Initiative Just Got Faster and More Agile

By now, you may have noticed the news that Google bought Boston Dynamics on Friday. What this means is that Google now controls this: ‘ And this: And this: And… more

Broken Bells’ ‘After the Disco’ Part Two and Q&A with Director Jacob Gentry

The atmospheric, synthy indie rock duo Broken Bells (comprised of Dangermouse’s Brian Burton and The Shins’ James Mercer) have released Part Two of their short film After the Disco, which… more

Yet More REASONS TO BE SCARED OF THE FUTURE: Nanotech

In the latest episode of Reasons to be Scared of the Future, Rhys Darby warns us about nanotechnology and how it can kill us. Like proliferating super-tiny nesting-doll-like robots manipulating… more
 

The Mutant Season #110: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

It’s yet another Mutant Season field trip! This time Gil goes to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles to talk to educators Bailee Desrocher and Anya Hunter about what… more

Sign a Petition to Rename the New Planet ‘Gallifrey’

This is real, my friends. People are really doing this. There is a petition right now on Change.org to do what the Doctor hasn’t been able to do for… more

REASONS TO BE SCARED OF THE FUTURE: The Large Hadron Collider

Why is there a gigantic metal doughnut beneath Switzerland and why should you be terrified by it? What the hell is anti-matter anyway? Why is Rhys Darby such a fearmonger?… more
 

The Mutant Season #109: Endeavour Space Shuttle

It’s a Mutant Season field trip to the California Science Center! Gil interviews the curator of Aerospace Programs, Dr. Ken Phillips, all about the Endeavour space shuttle, how it came… more

TARDIS In Orbit Episode 4: Mylar Fever

With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who done and dusted, it’s close to time for a TARDIS to be sent into orbit. Alex and Robert Doyle, the intrepid Whovians who’ve… more

Nerdist Podcast: Chris Hadfield

Commander Chris Hadfield discusses all things space with Chris and Matt! He talks about living on the International Space Station for 6 months, how he started using social media to… more
 

REASONS TO BE SCARED OF THE FUTURE: Skynet

So far, Rhys Darby has given us plenty of reasons to live in abject fear of crazed supercomputers and jellyfish. Surely there can’t be anything else to hold our fragile… more

Jason Silva Gives Us a Positive Spin on an Existential Bummer

Our pal and incredibly thoughtful fella Jason Silva is back with another of his Shots of Awe, this one regarding the idea of the impermanence of beauty and how things… more

The Mutant Season #107: Kyle Hill

Science writer/blogger for Scientific American and science correspondent for Al Jazeera America Kyle Hill hangs out with Gil for his longest podcast yet! They nerd out about the science… more
 

Rhys Darby Has REASONS TO BE SCARED OF THE FUTURE

Many of us live in abject, crippling fear of the present on a day-to-day basis. With chemical weapons in Syria, irradiated fish washing up on the shores of the Pacific,… more

NERDIST NEWS: CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS, THOR 2, and Bionic Arms

We came, you saw, and together we conquered the Internet’s overwhelming lack of a thrice-weekly news program that asks the hard-hitting questions you want answered on a set that looks… more

Win Tickets to See Insane Movie THE VISITOR in NYC

Possibly the battiest sounding and looking movie I’ve ever heard of is coming to cinema screens this week. Drafthouse Films’ newly-acquired 1979 Italian mixture of Star Wars, The Omen, The… more
 

Were Dinosaurs Larger Than We Originally Thought?

Based on their ability to impede theme park openings alone, dinosaurs are revered amongst children and scientists alike for their ferocious strength, imposing stature, and all-around radness. According to new… more

The Mutant Season #104: Phil Torres

Entomologist Phil Torres sits down with Gil to talk all about bugs! He talks about what an entomologist does, tells stories of scary bugs, and talks about his work with… more

TARDIS In Orbit Update #3

It’s TIME once again, friends, for an update from those crazy dreamers Alex and Robert Doyle and their plan to launch a TARDIS into orbit around the Earth. In this… more