Stephen Hawking Dies at 76 After a Lifetime of Giving Us the Impossible

The most remarkable thing about Stephen Hawking—a pioneer of new insight into black holes, the theory of relativity, and quantum mechanics overall; an academic decorated with a Royal Society Fellowship, a Fundamental Physics Prize, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and countless additional honors; a man who battled through the physical and psychological limitations of amyotrophic […]

These Scientifically Accurate Dinosaur Figures Are the Coolest Things That Move in Herds

Two years ago, I wrote about a line of dinosaur action figures called Beasts of the Mesozoic, being crowdfunded by Star Wars and NECA toy sculptor David Silva. His fondness for creating other people’s monsters in three-dimensional, playable form led him to wonder why there weren’t any really good, collector-quality posable dinosaurs available. Opting to create […]

Come Hang with Nerdist and Geek & Sundry at WonderCon 2018!

We’re still reeling from losing a high-stakes pinball tournament at the Nerdist House in Austin, TX for SXSW, but we’ll bounce back fast because Con season is just around the corner. Up next on the Nerdist agenda is WonderCon! Once again, WonderCon is back in Anaheim, CA for another weekend of panels, parties, and wandering […]

Falcon Heavy Launch’s Awesomeness Chronicled in This Video Set to David Bowie’s “Life on Mars”

Last month, SpaceX captured our collective attention with the successful Falcon Heavy launch. SpaceX founder Elon Musk even added a cheeky touch by launching his own Tesla Roadster into orbit as Falcon Heavy’s payload, with a dummy named “Starman” behind the wheel for its galactic voyage. Now, SpaceX has released a new Falcon Heavy time […]

Terrifying Solar-Powered Robot Wolves Are Guarding Crops in Japan

For as long as there have been crops, farmers have tried to protect their harvest from opportunistic wildlife. Scarecrows have had some success over the centuries, but scientists in Japan are looking to hand over the responsibilities to a new generation of robot Scarewolves. (And let’s be happy these Scarecrows don’t have a brain…yet.) Via […]