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Curiosity Landing: OMG This is a Thing that Actually Happened and We Have Video

Two days after it happened, I still can’t believe the whole thing actually worked. But we keep getting proof. One of the things that makes Curiosity awesomer than any previous… more

The Mutant Season #41: Trevor Valle from the La Brea Tar Pits

Paleontologist Trevor Valle from the La Brea Tar Pits comes on the show to talk about finding fossils and bones, what the tar pits exactly are, and some really cool… 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

Six Wheels on Martian Dirt!

Holy frak, it worked. It’s now five hours since Curiosity successfully landed on Mars (at 10:32p.m. Pacific time, August 5) and it’s still hard to believe that the… more

Here’s How to Watch the Curiosity Mars Landing (Update: Yeah!)

Live streaming by Ustream (UPDATE: Well, that worked out well. Be here later Monday for Emily Lakwadalla’s observations from Pasadena) O hai. Curiosity’s landing on Mars is scheduled for 10:… more

Touch Down on Mars with Curiosity This Weekend!

This is either going to be the greatest weekend ever or the worst weekend ever. Late on Sunday night, Curiosity — the next great Mars rover, one ton of scientific-instrument-packin’… more

The Nerdist “Tribute to Science”: Saturday on BBC America

Hey, what are you up to on Saturday night? I know what you SHOULD be doing: You should be planted in front of your TV set watching BBC America for… more

Nerdist Podcast: Bill Nye

Bill Nye the Science Guy is finally on the podcast! Bill talks about his friendship with Carl Sagan, why science is the best idea EVER and a very special announcement… more

An Unsolicited Theme Song For Neil deGrasse Tyson

Well, why SHOULDN’T Neil deGrasse Tyson have a theme song? It’s been out for a month, but it kinda got lost in the Comic-Con shuffle here and it just this… more

Not-So-Nice Mr. Wizard

I used to watch Mr. Wizard’s World back in school all the time.  They would roll out these big 27 inch CRT TVs with VCRs attached, and we would watch… more

“The Prototype”: A – GASP- Simple Sci-Fi Movie?

Whilst having a gander at new movie trailers on YouTube (something I seem to do most of the livelong day), I happened upon this trailer for a film entitled The… more

It’s a Boson, Baby

“As a layman,” CERN Director General Rolf Heuer told a press conference Wednesday, “I would now say, I think we have it. Do you agree?” Yeah, sure, why not, we’ll… more

The Higgs Boson, Chris Throwing a Baseball, And You (For Star Wars Night, Guys!)

They’re going to announce that they found the Higgs boson — don’t call it the “God particle” — on Wednesday, according to numerous reports. “They” means the scientists at CERN. “… more

LYT’s L.A. Film Fest Wrap-Up, Part 2: Quests, Dream Girls and Funny Disasters

Note: Read part 1 of Luke’s L.A. Film Festival coverage by clicking here The Compass is Carried by the Dead Man might have been more enjoyable had I not… more

GZA and Neil deGrasse Tyson Are Going to Drop Some Knowledge

A founding member of Wu-Tang Clan, GZA has been dropping beats and knowledge on the masses for a long time. Recently though, he decided to start dropping some book learning… more

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eminent Cartoon

He’s a world-renowned astrophysicist. He’s a radio show host. He’s been on all sorts of TV shows, including hosting PBS’ NOVA ScienceNOW and a memorable guest shot on The Big… more

Springtime on Mars: Opportunity’s Rolling at Last!

The worst of Mars’ southern hemisphere winter has passed. Opportunity has roused from her winter slumber, and she’s doing what a Mars Exploration Rover should be doing: rolling across Mars!… more

LYT Review: “Prometheus” is Probably the Monster Movie You’ve Been Anticipating

If you’re the slightest bit superstitious, it would seem like a bad idea to call the home vehicle that sustains your life in the cold vacuum of space “Prometheus.” Yes,… more

Interview: Planetary Resources’ Chris Lewicki Wants to Mine Some Asteroids

Sorry, Michael Bay fans: When it comes to giant rocks in space, Bruce Willis-types probably won’t be our go-to guys for drilling into asteroids. Chris Lewicki, president & chief engineer… more

Snapshots from Space: A Tour Past Two Moons of Saturn

More than a billion kilometers from here, a city-bus-sized robot has just rounded the corner on a close looping flight around Saturn. I’m talking about Cassini, a huge autonomous spacecraft… more

LYT Review: “Avengers” is the Mighty Money Shot You’ve Been Awaiting

The term “geekgasm” does not go amiss here. If you’re like me – not in every way, obviously, because that would be weird, but in the key hypothetical way required… more

The Art of Science Tattoos

Websites herding pictures of nerd tattoos are in no shortage on the internet; but Carl Zimmer’s Science Tattoo Emporium was always something special. Zimmer didn’t just want snapshots: he wanted… more

Exclusive Interview: Rian Johnson on the “Looper” Trailer and More

I first encountered Rian Johnson on the radio — we were both USC cinema students at the time, and worked on the student radio station’s entertainment staff, which entailed regurgitating… more

11 Future Inventions We Want Most (Apparently)

Hi folks! Last week, I was honored to be a guest on Sam Greenspan’s excellent internet show 11 Points Countdown, a show where users vote for the top 11 things… more