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Mad Quickies: Smartflower, SCOTUS Haiku, Freberg for the Fourth, Cocktail Graphic, a Tenacious Mama Raccoon and More!

You guys, we made it! It’s the end of the work week and here in the States, it’s the beginning of the Independence Day holiday for many. [See cocktail line item.] Really, you’ll love this collection of links but if you don’t have any time, just scroll down to the …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Ice Cream Science, Radical Posters, Underground Libraries and More!

Hey gang, it’s mid-week. We’ve made it this far, so I’ve cooked up these Quickies to propel us the rest of the way towards the weekend. Also, I’m missing the US vs. Germany in a World Cup elimination match right now, SO YOU HAD BETTER APPRECIATE THIS. I’ve missed my …

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Corralling the Light Elements: The Nuclear Spectroscopy of Fay Ajzenberg-Selove (Women in Science 41)

In the opening days of the Nazi attack on France, a Jewish engineer took his family aside and instructed them on how to commit suicide by slitting their wrists, explaining that death by one’s own hand was more honorable than what would happen to them if they fell to the …

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Mad Art Cast: Photoshopping the Bloomers off Frida Kahlo

It’s Mad Art Cast time! This episode is a quickie- which means it is short and sweet. In this episode we bring you a story that centers around the artist Frida Kahlo and the nude photos of her that are being shared on the internet. Listen in as the gang discusses the fact that there …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Love Wins, Cartoonists on Race, Vintage LGBT Photos, Karpovsky Short and More!

There is nothing that I can say that can make you any happier than the ecstatic wash of rainbow colors across the White House and the entire United States this weekend. It’s just been tears of pure joy everywhere. Rock on, SCOTUS and Obama. And congratulations and best wishes to …

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Furiosa’s Belt – I made a thing and you can have it.

TL/DR version: Skepchick Auction here for Furiosa belt crest to fund Convergence programming. Ends Sunday at 9:00pm ET For those of you that haven’t seen Mad Max: Fury Road yet, I am saddened by your impoverished existence. It is likely the finest 90 minutes of vehicle-base combat you will ever see. …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Minecraft Beetlejuice Rollercoaster, Sculpture Gets A Parking Ticket, Scorched Earth Art and More!

Listen: We are having a hell of a storm in the New York Metro area right now. I got stranded in a bodega waiting out the hail that was falling. Then, once the hail stopped I traipsed my butt the last 3 blocks to my apartment. I got soaked and …

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  • User AvatarAnne S The cocktail infographic is pretty good, but I wish they'd said something about ice (maybe it's obvious that the rocks glasses and collins glasses are... – Jul 03, 2:15 PM
  • User AvatarMelanie Mallon Ah ha ha! Love it. "That's hobo style" is now my new go-to compliment. – Jun 23, 2:17 PM
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  • User AvatarBrian George Not to mention that THAT'S what Max's journey has been all along. He stumbles into the stories and situations of other people in that world.... – Jun 22, 10:37 PM
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Geekery

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Riddle of Valyrian Steel part 2 – Damascus

A little while ago I joined the American Chemical Society in making a video about Valyrian steel with and overlong companion piece here on the blog. There was some complaint that I had ignored an obvious contender when discussing possible materials, though: Damascus steel. It was a conscious decision to skip …

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Art

frida kahlo by Julien Levy
ArtMad Art Castpodcast

Mad Art Cast: Photoshopping the Bloomers off Frida Kahlo

It’s Mad Art Cast time! This episode is a quickie- which means it is short and sweet. In this episode we bring you a story that centers around the artist Frida Kahlo and the nude photos of her that are being shared on the internet. Listen in as the gang discusses the fact that there …

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Science

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Corralling the Light Elements: The Nuclear Spectroscopy of Fay Ajzenberg-Selove (Women in Science 41)

In the opening days of the Nazi attack on France, a Jewish engineer took his family aside and instructed them on how to commit suicide by slitting their wrists, explaining that death by one’s own hand was more honorable than what would happen to them if they fell to the …

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Music

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Producer of Pop Songs Releases a Pop Song about Making Pop Songs

Thank you to Kate Christian for making my morning with this video. Last year, Josh Ramsay — the composer and producer of such pop gems as Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” — and his band Marianas Trench created a pop song and accompanying video that explains how to write …

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