11:45 PM EDT 04/13/2013
The Big Bang Theory
Originally posted 01/04/2013 11:00AM
Take it from The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons: playing a nerd on TV definitely has its perks.
The science world is paying tribute to the actor's Emmy-winning TV physicist, Dr. Sheldon Cooper, by naming a new species of Brazilian orchid bee after his character's goofy catchphrase, Bazinga!
Known formally as the Euglossa bazinga, the bug was discovered by Brazilian biologist Andre Nemesio from the Universidade Federal de Uberlandia. Since the bee shares many similarities with the Euglossa ignita (also called the Western Brazilian orchid bee), the fact that they are now known as two completely separate species is a bazinga! to the science world, hence the name.
Originally posted 12/13/2012 09:15AM
Time to start the party: Thursday morning brought good news to Tinseltown – with the announcement of the Golden Globe nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Among the major names topping the list – nominees were announced by Megan Fox, Ed Helms and Jessica Alba – are such favorites as Anne Hathaway and Sally Field (for their respective supporting roles in Les Misérables and Lincoln), Nicole Kidman (for HBO's Hemingway and Gellhorn and the film The Paperboy), Leonardo DiCaprio (for his supporting role in Django Unchained) and Argo director Ben Affleck, who'll compete in that category along with Kathryn Bigelow, for Zero Dark Thirty; Ang Lee, for Life of Pi; Steven Spielberg, for Lincoln; and Quentin Tarantino, for Django Unchained.
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