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Robotics Engineer Confesses: "I Built Mitt"

John Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

A few years ago, when I was teaching Advanced Robotics at MIT, a representative from an anonymous Republican PAC offered me an obscene amount of money...

May The Force Be With You: Nuptials Take Geeky Turn

Posted 08.15.2012 | Weddings

What do Mario, Gandalf, and Luke Skywalker have in common? They were all part of a wedding at some point. From Frodo to Princess Peach, these real ...

Silicon Valley: An Eyesore For Fashionistas

Renee Blodgett | Posted 10.16.2012 | Style
Renee Blodgett

When I first moved to Silicon Valley, I found myself overdressed most of the time, and my style of dressing just didn't float well with the very youthful techies who showed up to parties in torn jeans, t-shirts and sneakers.

Back-To-School Supplies For Geeks!

Posted 08.08.2012 | Teen

Most back-to-school guides are made to help you fit in. They tell you what backpacks most people are buying, what textbooks to get, and the biggest tr...

'90s Geeks We'd Like To Date

Geek Sugar | Posted 08.01.2012 | Women

Heartthrobs come in all forms — "geeky" included — and whether they had a sci-fi obsession or a dorky profession, these '90s characters managed to...

The Myth Of The 'Booth Babe'

Jezebel | Posted 07.26.2012 | Women

There's been a lot of productive discourse on the topic of misogyny in the gaming world over the past few months, but there's also this frustratingly ...

Spider vs. Jedi (Episode 1)

Leslie Irish Evans | Posted 08.18.2012 | Parents
Leslie Irish Evans

Yes, we communicate via Facebook. The Jacksons fought through the press, we talk through Facebook.

STD Rates Among Dungeons and Dragons Players Stay Steady at 0 Percent

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 07.29.2012 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

A recent study by the infectious disease division of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's microbiology department has indicated that STD rates among the nation's Dungeons and Dragons, or D&D, players is holding steady at 0 percent.

Turns Out, Geeks Are Inheriting The Earth

Reuters | Nick Zieminski | Posted 07.25.2012 | Technology

By Nick Zieminski NEW YORK (Reuters) - Turns out, geeks are inheriting the earth. Thanks to ubiquitous consumer electron...

Geekiest Political Protest Posters ... Ever

Oddee.com | Posted 04.26.2012 | Weird News

Further proof that geeks shall inherit the Earth: they're using Internet memes and Lord of the Rings characters to in political protest posters. Si...

The 15 Geekiest Colleges

Posted 02.21.2012 | College

Not every college is tailored toward the student who grew up wearing sweater vests and obsessing over their new TI-83 calculator. However, there a...

10 Reasons The Internet Is Better Than Starting A Family (VIDEO)

Dumb As A Blog | Posted 12.08.2011 | Weird News

Although there is some evidence suggesting Wi-Fi may be damaging a man's reproductive swimmers, that doesn't have to be a bad thing. In fact, there...

It's Called a Comic Book, Not Graphic Novel

Dave Scheidt | Posted 01.14.2012 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

Is it so shameful to refer to something as a (gasp) comic book? Is there any sort of sophistication to the word? How differently would a conversation go if you choose the word "graphic novel" in place of comic book?

A Primer for Your Entry Into Geek Culture

Hugh Sterbakov | Posted 12.08.2011 | Home
Hugh Sterbakov

Haven't you heard? The geeks have inherited the earth! Take my hand... and together, we'll rule the galaxy as -- well, soon you'll get the reference.

Geek Girls You'll Fall For This Fall

Leslie Simon | Posted 12.05.2011 | Books
Leslie Simon

In case you haven't noticed, geek girls are on top of the world. We're taking over the big screen ("Bridesmaids" anyone?), the small screen (is there a show Whitney Cummings isn't working on this season?) and all the media in between (Tina Fey's book, "Bossypants," is now my Bible).

Rider And Shiloh Strong On Losing Their Geek Courage

Rider Strong | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home
Rider Strong

Once upon a time, we weren't Rider and Shiloh Strong. As much as our names already sound made-up, we had fantasy names, too. Rider was Javock -- a half-elf thief. Shiloh was a human cleric named Whiploh.

Welcome To 'Geek Like Me'

Elizabeth Perle | Posted 11.09.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Perle

This is a new column for geeks; for people like me who have an all-consuming interest -- whether convenient, popular, or even advisable -- in subjects other people may deem nerdy, weird, trivial, or childish. Welcome to "Geek to Me."

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.

Wake Up, Geek Culture. You're Not All Guys.

Elizabeth Perle | Posted 08.13.2011 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Perle

Being really frakkin' geeky is in - Stan Lee is responsible for approximately half of the summer blockbusters this year (again), Glee is at Comic Con,...

Writer Jane Espenson on Game of Thrones, Torchwood and Geek Girls

Jenna Busch | Posted 08.01.2011 | Entertainment
Jenna Busch

Epenson weighed in on the recent geek girl discussion that made Twitter explode and gave us a peek at what she watches in her downtime and the shows she's got coming up next.

Going Amish

Andy Ellwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Andy Ellwood

The potential is here at SXSW to see the birth of an idea that may change the world, but only if we remember what matters to people beyond the Austin Convention Center.

The Great Urban Hack -- Not so Lazy Sunday

Ben Berkowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ben Berkowitz

Today, 50-plus journos, entrepreneurs and geeks are working under similar time constraints for the social benefit of New Yorkers.

Nerd Grows Beautiful Women From Supermodel Seeds

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

Photo courtesy of Andrea the Nerd: http://andrea-thenerd.xanga.com/677641728/nerdy--sexy/ As his high school's nerdiest nerd, Edwin Thwacker never ...

ReThink Review: The Social Network -- Geek Is the New Punk

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Hackers and internet geeks, like other rebels, are creating and living in a world where the accepted rules and laws simply don't apply, and being able to circumvent them is more than enough reason to do it -- a decidedly punkrock attitude.

Sports and Arts: Unlikely Pairing Until Glee and High School Musical Make It Cool

Freddie Gershon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Freddie Gershon

What sports and the arts have in common is building that part of an individual that has nothing to do with grades, SAT scores or traditional curricula, but has to do with resilience, tenacity and motivation.