Parity Girl: The Experimental Physics of Chien-Shiung Wu

Parity Girl: The Experimental Physics of Chien-Shiung Wu

How does a neutrino sign its name? Sometimes it’s only the truly absurd questions that can break physics from its well-worn grooves and force it to elaborate fantastic new schemes to explain reality.  The notion that, for some processes, there is a distinct right or left handed bias in nature, is one that was routinely scoffed at right until the moment it was proven true by a series of supremely e... »

Mad Quickies: a Maker’s Alphabet, Ray Harryhausen and more

Mad Quickies: a Maker’s Alphabet, Ray Harryhausen and more

You guys- I baked you some delicious Quickies. Enjoy! Maker’s Alphabet by Melody Quintana & Sneha Pai is an ABC book that celebrates creativity. Self-described as “A book that celebrates old and new ways of making. For kids from 1 to 100.”, this is a very special project slated to be kickstarted this week. Linda Holmes unpacks the gender and race implications of Mad Men’... »

Mad Quickies: All rise!

Mad Quickies: All rise!

It’s the Good Friday Quickies! Crosses down- surf’s up! Hydrogene created a set of six minimalist feminist posters of women who made an enormous impact in science. Via The Finch and Pea. It’s the Washington Post’s annual Peeps Show finalists. My vote goes to “Everyone Peeps.” Cannabis Under The Microscope is 170 pages of some damn gorgeous images by Ford McCann.... »

Mad Quickies: Year of the Salamander and 30 days of Street Anatomy

Mad Quickies: Year of the Salamander and 30 days of Street Anatomy

Welcome to the working week… I gotcha’ some Quickies to ease the pain. Art Science Gallery has posted an open call for a group exhibition of artworks inspired by … salamanders! Interested? You can click here and download the information for Year of the Salamander. {via Surly Amy} 2000s, Arial, Bank Gothic, Eurostile, LCD, OCR-A, Swiss 911 … a typographic dissection of ̶... »

Evolution! A game of Unnatural Selection

Evolution! A game of Unnatural Selection

Dearest Readers, I helped to design a game and kickstarted the heck out of it. It’s an evolution based tabletop card game where players compete for dominance through changing environments and challenges over evolutionary time. However, in the name of fun, the time for creatures to evolve has been substantially reduced such that the entire game can be played in under an hour. Also, evolution ... »

A Voice from the Silent Spring: The Life and Ecology of Rachel Carson

A Voice from the Silent Spring: The Life and Ecology of Rachel Carson

“Hunger, hunger, are you listening, To the words from Rachel’s pen? Words which taken at face value, Place lives of birds ‘bove those of men..” -  W.E. McCauley   The first half of the twentieth century was a madman’s gallery of horrors attended by Romantic nihilists and mourned by nihilistic Romantics.  The loss in men and resources was beyond our generation’s ability to even fathom, but the... »

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