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Nerd News Roundup: Paying Attention So You Don't Have To

Brad Shannon | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology
Brad Shannon

Nerd News Roundup is culled from tech and science blogs, with special attention given to trends in media, politics, and journalism. It is designed for writers who do not have the time or inclination to search for this stuff on their own.

PHOTOS: A Geek's Top 10 Favorite Quotes...And What You Can Learn From Them

Stephen H. Segal | Posted 10.01.2011 | Books
Stephen H. Segal

My great-grandfather used to pepper his talk with a lot of timeless quotations from wise men.

Nerd News Roundup: Best of the Week

Brad Shannon | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology
Brad Shannon

Nerd News Roundup is culled from tech and science blogs, with special attention given to items related to trends in media, politics, and journalism. It is designed for writers who do not have the time or inclination to search for this stuff on their own.

Nerd News Roundup: Useful Stuff You Probably Missed

Brad Shannon | Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology
Brad Shannon

Most people are too busy using their technology to think about how they could use it better. Let me help you with that. And here are related trends in media, politics, and journalism that you probably missed.

The Magic Castle: Ex-Nerds With Birds

Laurenne Sala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Laurenne Sala

The Magic Castle requires that you know a magician member to grace the entrance. But here's a secret I will reveal: if you send them an email, there's a good chance they'll email you back a golden ticket.

College Republicans: Huge Nerds? (VIDEO)

James Kotecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Kotecki

My wife accuses me of stereotyping. But I'm a huge political nerd myself; I just think College Republicans, and all nerds, should embrace their off-beat identities.

Why College Football Fans Really Hate the BCS

Weston Gentry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Weston Gentry

Jocks hate nerds. It's that simple. Jocks are especially peeved when nerds attempt to impose their nerdiness on others as they do in the math-heavy BCS system.

PHOTOS: Best And Worst Looks From Comic Con 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Costumed revelers and fanboys came out in full force at this year's NYC Comic Con. This weekend comic enthusiasts wandered the Javitz center in their ...

Nerd Grows Beautiful Women From Supermodel Seeds

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Photo courtesy of Andrea the Nerd: As his high school's nerdiest nerd, Edwin Thwacker never ...

A Second Chance at the '90s!

Jamie Frevele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jamie Frevele

According to everything I've read recently, the 1990s are making a comeback. And I'm psyched, because that means I get to do everything I did wrong in the 1990s all over again

Cool Advance in Quantum Computing

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Hey, the deal with quantum computers is that they might be to operate at extreme speeds, like for weather simulation or protein folding, or brain modeling.

'Star Wars' Fan Couple Create World's Nerdiest Birth Announcement (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

This ain't your parents' birth announcement (that would just be weird). Nerdy couple Jeff and Jessica, fans of "Star Wars" and procreation, got creati...

Chicks, Wusses, Geeks and Emo-Boys: Is This Who Will Buy the Electric Cars?

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matthew DeBord

As I've been writing for six months now at the Shifting Gears blog for Slate's business and finance site, The Big Money, 2010 is the Year of the Elect...

Cocaine, Bad Boys, Nerds... and Twitter

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maia Szalavitz

Some mornings, when I check Twitter, I feel like a rat pressing on a lever. Will this be the push that delivers a fine hit of recognition and praise -- or will I instead feel like the nerd on the edge of the playground?

Katla McGlynn

'Awkward Comedy Show' Comics Talk Tiger, Michael Steele, And What It Is To Be A Nerd (VIDEO) | Katla McGlynn | Posted 01.11.2012 | Comedy

The word 'nerd' gets thrown around a lot these days, but what lies at the root of being nerdy is awkwardness and the ability to make fun of yourself -...

Graffiti By Nerds Celebrated And Catalogued In U Chicago Grad's Book

The Chicago Tribune | Christopher Borrelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For the past two years she has made a quiet project of studying graffiti at the Regenstein Library, the school's largest library, and during that time...

Nerds in Norway

David B. Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David B. Black

There are nerds in Norway! And they're great! I can personally attest that there are, indeed, nerds in Norway. I have been there. I have seen them. I...

Nerds and the Yakkity Yaks

David B. Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David B. Black

While Temple Grandin has become famous because she is an autistic who is accomplished, what is remarkable about her is how truly accomplished she is.

'The Perfect Man is a Geek With Facial Stubble...'

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Craig Newmark

"Most women claim to be attracted to tall, dark and handsome men, but a new study has revealed that facial stubble and a geeky personality are their biggest secret turn-ons." Hey, it's in a newspaper.

Open Letter To James Cameron: Fairness For Visual Effects Artists

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

Visual effects artists typically work with no contract, no paid vacation, no benefits, and often no paid overtime. And because of the nature of the work health problems are common.

Pentagon: U.S. Geek Shortage Is National Security Risk

Wired | Katie Drummond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Sure, we're all plugged in and online 24/7. But fewer American kids are growing up to be bona fide computer geeks. And that poses a serious security r...

The McDonald's "Mr. James" Ad Campaign and How We Don't Care About White People, Apparently

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Oh dear. It seems that we've ruffled a few feathers while writing about stereotypes.

Why Do Girls Like Geeky Guys?

DivineCaroline | Ashley Nelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

When my boyfriend announced that he was getting Lasik surgery a few months ago, I was unnerved. Glasses are my thing--one of those obscure attributes ...

Energy Secretary Chu: "I Am A Nerd" | Jay Yarow|Jun. 5, 2009, 1:20 PM| | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Even though he is 15th in the line of succession to the U.S. presidency, Energy Secretary Steven Chu still thinks he's a nerd....

Empathy for Society's Child

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don McNay

I want someone on the United States Supreme Court who can look back at actions that were wrong, feel a sense of injustice and make amends, even if the act happened forty or fifty years ago.