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The Science Behind the “Drift” in “Pacific Rim”

So, yesterday, we saw the new featurette from the upcoming movie Pacific Rim in which the “drift” in the movie is explained — two pilots merge their minds to control… more

The Collection: Gatsby Game for Good, 3-Headed “Get Lucky,” and More

Can’t end the week without another edition of The Collection, our compilation of cool stuff around the Net, can we? No, we can’t. So here you go, starting with a… 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

“Mythbusters”‘ Greatest Hits

So, I saw this tweet from Adam Savage the other day: Check out the GREATEST @mythbustersFAN VIDEO TRIBUTE EVAR:…— Adam Savage (@donttrythis) May 8,… more

Weird Old Sci-Fi: “The Black Hole”

[youtube] Continuing along the post-Star Wars path as last week’s Battle Beyond the Stars, this week’s Weird… more

A Preview from “The Nerdist”: Matt and Jonah’s L.A. Space Tour

Matt Mira and Jonah Ray take a little “L.A. Space Tour” and meet up with Bill Nye, the Science Guy in this sneak peek from next Saturday’s space-centric episode… more

The Trek Initiative: Engage!

Star Trek fans, get ready to be more excited than you were by the last Into Darkness trailer. At the Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (or C2E2, of course) today,… more

Jason Silva Plays Games with Our Brains

[youtube] Jason Silva spends a lot of his time thinking. More than that, he thinks about how we as… more

Cat Science

ASAP Science did this three minute video on “The Science of Cats,” and as the loving owner/caretaker/parent of Ella the World’s Most Famous Cat, it’s stuff I find… more

Sine Wave Plus Water Equals Cool

Okay, look at this: This is a remake of an experiment by Brusspup that shows what happens when a stream of water is run past a 24hz sine wave: the… more

Jonah Ray to Host Nerdist-Produced National Geographic Channel Pilot

Here’s another one… Nerdist Industries has another pilot in the works, this one hosted by our own Jonah Ray and being made for National Geographic Channel. The show is called… more

Visual Treat: Fiery Looping Coronal Rain on the Sun

This is video by NASA taken on July 19, 2012 of the result of a solar flare accompanied by a coronal mass ejection and looping magnetic field lines, a phenomenon… more

Dr. Ruth Talks Sex and Science on “StarTalk”

[youtube] The season finale of the Nerdist Channel’s StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson features special guest Dr…. more

Look Out, Science! “Bang Goes the Theory” Comes to BBC America

Fans of Mythbusters, science, and British things will want to pay attention to the new series Bang Goes the Theory which is premiering on BBC America Monday, February 11th, after… more

“The God Particle Complex” Makes Us Laugh While the World Ends

Believe it or not, Los Angeles has quite a thriving live theatre scene. Sure, film and TV are the main entertainment industry, but when you have a lot of creative… more

Anthony Bourdain Visits “StarTalk”

[youtube] This week on the Nerdist Channel’s StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Anthony Bourdain stops by for… more

Paging Ripley: Here’s A Real-Life Power Loader In Development

[youtube] Here’s something they aren’t showing at CES, at least to the best of my knowledge (I’ll… more

“StarTalk” at Comic-Con

[youtube] This week on the Nerdist Channel’s StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, it’s an episode taped at… more

Higgs, the Musical

[youtube] Why not close out 2012 with John Boswell of Symphony of Science fame and his latest… more

Proving the Earth is Round

Maybe you could have used this for the holidays, when your family gatherings were wracked by arguments over whether the Earth is flat or not, but Minute Physics’ latest video… more

Advances In RoboDog Technology

[youtube] Wow, DARPA and the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory’s LS3 robot program (Legged Squad Support System) has… more

Genius: GZA Does “StarTalk”

This week on the Nerdist Channel’s StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the topic is the intersection of science, hip-hop, and the urban life, and the guest is The Genius himself,… more

“StarTalk” Does “Star Trek”

This week on the Nerdist Channel’s StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, It’s all about the science of Star Trek, and who better to talk about that than Wil Wheaton himself?… more

“StarTalk” with Alan Rickman

This week on the Nerdist Channel’s StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Alan Rickman is Dr. Tyson’s guest, and, yes, this is one that, I believe, hasn’t been released before now… more