Nerdist was started by Chris Hardwick and has grown to be a many headed beast.

 

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

Newly Discovered Earth-Like Planet is the Earthiest-Like Yet

Guys, the universe, it turns out, is very large. It’s almost like it’s always expanding. Even in our own galaxy, the chocolaty Milky Way, we’re finding new and interesting things…. more

Space Pee: Rehydrating Our Astronauts and Potentially Powering Their Gear

If you have dreams of one day living on the International Space Station (ISS), start wrapping your head around the idea of drinking your own pee. In space, every drop… 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: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES’ Splinter Revealed!

Wow, can you believe it’s Monday already, friends? Hope you’re ready for a hot and fresh helping of Nerdist News! On today’s episode, our special guest host Malik Forte will… more

Scientists Reconstruct Impact Crater of Asteroid 4X Bigger than Dino-Killer

Just be glad that you live in this particular chapter of life’s history on Earth. Be glad that you weren’t around when the asteroid that formed the Chicxulub crater hit… more

Space Seas: Saturn’s Moon Enceladus has a Liquid Ocean Under the Ice

Bust out your 31 mile ice augers, all you space ice fishermen: Readings from the Cassini space craft indicate that there is a massive reservoir of of water hiding deep… more
 

Fist-Sized Robot Could Crawl Inside Astronauts for Space Surgeries

Space is a bad place to get appendicitis. Quality health facilities in the galaxy are pretty much limited to Earth, and we’re still a few milestones away from space ambulances…. more

A Closer Look at The James Webb Space Telescope

Move over, Hubble, there’s a new super sized space telescope in town. Or, rather there will be. NASA’s James Webb space telescope – previously known as the “Next Generation Space… more

Space Fashion: NASA’s Latest Styles in the Astro Apparel of Tomorrow

Apparently it’s fashion week at NASA, and white is SO OUT. The agency is currently developing a new line of spacesuits, and have enlisted the public’s taste to decide on… 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

Opportunity Celebrates Martian Spring with a Big Power Burst

While Earthlings across the Northern Hemisphere are celebrating spring by braving bar patios for happy hours and painfully convincing themselves it’s warm enough for short sleeves, so too is the… more

The FX of ’79 – ALIEN

And so, friends and countrymen (but not Romans, because what did they ever do for us?!), we come to the end of this series, and what an interesting journey it… more
 

Evidence for ‘Smoking Gun’ of Cosmic Inflation Explained

Scientists have long awaited direct evidence for cosmic inflation, and as of this week, they might just have it. The theory of cosmic inflation is the idea that the universe… 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

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
 

The FX of ’79 – THE BLACK HOLE

In the early ’80s, Disney was trying to go a bit darker and more grown up while still being “family” entertainment. They wanted to push the boundaries of narrative away… more

Prepare for LIVE FROM SPACE with 5 Lessons From Space Camp

Recently, I had the chance to live out a childhood dream and live like I had just won an episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple by going to Space… more

Nerdist News: STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Lead, DOCTOR STRANGE Director, and CONSTANTINE Reveal!

Are you ready for the return of Jessica Chobot, friends? That’s right, the host with the most has come back from SXSW to bless you all with another healthy dose… more
 

Magic Carpets: How Rug-like Landers Could Explore Alien Planets

The search for a terrestrial explorer that wouldn’t break the bank – or one of its wheels – continues with NASA’s new “flat lander” design. The new design is for… more

The Asteroid Data Hunter Challenge: NASA Wants Your Algorithms!

It is largely agreed upon that 66 million years ago, an asteroid collided with the earth and wiped out the dinosaurs. It’s also understood that this type of catastrophe will… more

Running Out of Space: The Dangers of Forgotten Space Junk

Think outer space is a featureless zone of nothing for thousands and thousands of vacuumed miles beyond Earth’s surface? Well, maybe it used to be, but in the mere handful… more
 

SPACE STATION 76 Gets International Distribution from Sony Pictures

Space adventures are about to get super-groovy, internationally speaking. Space Station 76, a retro-1970s-version-of-the-future dramedy, was just acquired by Sony Pictures Worldwide for international distribution rights at SXSW. Helmed and… 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