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Mad Quickies: Site-Specific Illusions, Touring a Nebula, 7-Year-Old Comic Book Author and More!

As Donna mentioned on Wednesday, she and I have switcheroo-ed our posting days this week. I hope I do her proud with this installment of Friday Quickies. Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell’s iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting, has died at the age of 92. – Via Amy Here is the scientific guide to the mythic beasts of Game of Thrones that you requested. – Via Courtney Nat... »

Mad Quickies: Silver Hubble, Gamergate Booth Booted, Secret Music, Meteors, Moira and More!

Mad Quickies: Silver Hubble, Gamergate Booth Booted, Secret Music, Meteors, Moira and More!

Hey guys- happy mid-week and all that. You look like you need a little snack. I asked the fabulous Brian if we could switcheroo today and Friday so I will be your server today. Here ya’ go- have some tasty Quickies! The Bad Astronomer sez: Happy 25th anniversary, Hubble! and posts 12.5 brain-melting photos. Experimental musician Noah Wall surreptitiously recorded customers at a music equipme... »

New Horizons – A Painting about a Spacecraft

New Horizons – A Painting about a Spacecraft

This painting marks a point in time, when for the first time, a spacecraft sent from Earth traveled all the way to Pluto and the Kuiper belt. That text, along with some other cool facts that were looked over and recommended by my science adviser on this project, The Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait are included on this piece about the New Horizons Spacecraft. This is an exciting time to be alive and wit... »

Women in Science: The Next Generation.  Featuring Lauren Uhde and Her Amazing Friends! (Women In Science 36)

Women in Science: The Next Generation. Featuring Lauren Uhde and Her Amazing Friends! (Women In Science 36)

For the past thirty-five episodes of Women in Science, the key word has been Bleak. We have seen a startling array of brilliant people ground just short of oblivion by titanic societal and institutional forces, lit here and there by moments of understated triumph. But what is it like for a woman embarking on a career in science today? To find out, I talked with Lauren Uhde, a tumor immunology grad... »

Mad Art Cast and Espresso

Mad Art Cast and Espresso

Coffee. It is arguably one of the most important elements in art. For centuries visual artists and other creators have gathered around chocolatey brown cups of the invigorating beverage to help them find inspiration and help them get through those long nights when deadlines loom. Writers, painters, dancers, actors, all forms of inventors and scientists alike have often reaped the benefit of this s... »

Puppet Project we want to see

Puppet Project we want to see

In this installment of “cool stuff I want to see made” there is a puppet crowd-funding project running that I really would love to see hit its goal. Vermin is aiming to be a more family friendly comedic web series by the people who brought us Transylvania-TV. Gordon Smuder was one of the DragonCon guests for the first year of the Puppetry Track which was where I met him and his wife Je... »

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