Nerdgasim: Scientists Create a Form of Pre-Life

A few weeks ago, Nature published an experiment in which scientists were able to mix a soup of “primordial chemicals” into many of the key RNA ingredients. Now, Wired reports they have taken it to the next level: A self-assembling molecule synthesized in a laboratory may resemble the earliest form of information-carrying biological material, a [Read More…]

Nerdgasim: E3 News, "The Beatles ‘Rock Band’ Game!"

  Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Olivia Harrison all appeared at the E3 conference yesterday to announce the latest expansion for the “Rock Band” video game. You guessed it, the game will be called: The Beatles. The game will feature 45 of the fab four’s great songs (including every song off the Abbey Road [Read More…]

Nerdgasim: Your Family Tree Has A New Root!

Today the American Museum of Natural History unveiled a 47 million-year-old fossil, which just may be the first of the primates (and your distant relative). The fossil, which is nicknamed “Ida,” is the most in-tact fossil of its type ever discovered. Like you, it has a well developed mandible, big toes and fingernails. Here’s a [Read More…]

Nerdgasims: Obama is highly logical

Forget politics, Newsweek gives us a reason to love Obama: And the last movie you saw?  Now, movies I’ve been doing OK [with] because it turns out we got this nice theater on the ground floor of my house … So Star Trek, we saw this weekend, which I thought was good. Everybody was saying [Read More…]

Nerdgasim: "One Ring To Rule Them All…"

My fellow Nerds, did you recently feel a great disturbance in the Force your pants, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced? Of course you did, and here’s why… According to two new papers published in Nature, more evidence has been found to support that the “Hobbit” species [Read More…]