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Mad Art Cast — Pamela Gay Interview!

This week, we talked with rockstar astronomer and the silkiest voice in science podcasting, Dr. Pamela Gay! Some links: If you haven’t yet, check out Astronomy Cast, hosted by Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain. It changed our lives. Bad news about the Chicago Botanic Gardens’ corpse flower Ashley was excited …

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Mad Quickies: ASL Keyboard App, Tate Sensorium, Trees Type, Balloon Cloud and More!

Good day, my friends, and happy September! I’ve got some fairly random Quickies for you, but all super cool. Here’s what… Sadly, we bid goodnight to Oliver Sacks, a brilliant neurologist and writer. Just as important as his pioneering work is the fact that he was so relatable and readable …

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Scientist Paper Dolls: The Full Collection

You wanted the set, you got the set! Download your favorites by clicking on their faces. (Please contact us  to make requests for new paper dolls you’d like to see!) Erwin Schrödinger by Steve This is the paper doll that got this project started in 2011! Way back when, Steve said, “A …

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Mad Music Monday: Say Anything

Mad Music Monday is a weekly column about records, written by Courtney Caldwell. Got an album you’d like to see reviewed? Let us know! TW: Holocaust, Suicide, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Drugs As someone who came of age in the pop-punk surge of the mid-aughts, I’ve seen plenty of bands come …

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Art Inquisition: A Cure For What Ails You?

I’ve been sick this weekend and more than a little brain-fuzzy, but I still wanted to do A Thing. An Arty Thing, really. I wasn’t in much shape to string a lot of independent thoughts together, though, which isn’t really conducive to creativity. And like many people, I kinda revert …

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Capsaicin and The Science Inside Hot Peppers

My painting that teaches a bit about the bite that bites back in chili peppers is complete! *This post was originally posted on my Patreon. If you enjoy science communication through art please consider supporting my project here. I used the Padrón pepper as my model and muse for this …

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Food Friday: Vegan Black Bean & Corn Enchilada Casserole

Now that Food Friday is a thing here at Mad Art Lab, get ready to learn all about Tex-Mex. Great Tex-Mex doesn’t happen easily, and great vegan Tex-Mex is sometimes even harder. While I’m not vegan anymore, I do still enjoy veganizing my dishes from time to time, and this dish …

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  • User AvatarAmy Roth Thank you for the suggestions! Making more dolls, and in particular more women scientists sounds like a great idea! – Sep 01, 1:32 PM
  • User AvatarWill Slaton This is awesome! Here are a few female physicist/astrophysicist suggestions: Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Vera Rubin, & Mae Jemison. – Sep 01, 1:25 PM
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ActivitiesArtComicCraftingGeekeryIllustrationMetaScience

Scientist Paper Dolls: The Full Collection

You wanted the set, you got the set! Download your favorites by clicking on their faces. (Please contact us  to make requests for new paper dolls you’d like to see!) Erwin Schrödinger by Steve This is the paper doll that got this project started in 2011! Way back when, Steve said, “A …

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The Day the Earth Smiled
ActivismArtAstronomyfeminismGeneral ArtMad Art Castpodcast

Mad Art Cast — Pamela Gay Interview!

This week, we talked with rockstar astronomer and the silkiest voice in science podcasting, Dr. Pamela Gay! Some links: If you haven’t yet, check out Astronomy Cast, hosted by Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain. It changed our lives. Bad news about the Chicago Botanic Gardens’ corpse flower Ashley was excited …

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banner image of all the paper dolls' heads
ActivitiesArtComicCraftingGeekeryIllustrationMetaScience

Scientist Paper Dolls: The Full Collection

You wanted the set, you got the set! Download your favorites by clicking on their faces. (Please contact us  to make requests for new paper dolls you’d like to see!) Erwin Schrödinger by Steve This is the paper doll that got this project started in 2011! Way back when, Steve said, “A …

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Mad Music Monday: Say Anything

Mad Music Monday is a weekly column about records, written by Courtney Caldwell. Got an album you’d like to see reviewed? Let us know! TW: Holocaust, Suicide, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Drugs As someone who came of age in the pop-punk surge of the mid-aughts, I’ve seen plenty of bands come …

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