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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 …


Artist’s Block

I was recently on a panel at the scifi convention known as Convergence that covered the topic of Artist Block or what is more commonly referred to as, “writer’s” block. This reported phenomenon is when a creative person feels as if they are unable to produce work. They are blocked. …

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Art About Von Economo Neurons

This is a painting I created with the oversight of neuroscientist and opera singer, Indre Viskontas. This painting is part of my ongoing Patreon project and was originally posted there. This piece of art is meant to highlight the largest and most recently evolved neurons in the brain called, Von …

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Mad Art Cast: Art and Astronomy with Special Guest Maki Naro!

    Links for this episode:  Neil deGrasse Tyson did an r/Art AMA and talked about Sci-Fi and robots. Shout out to listener Alexandra C.! “NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society will offer filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by and using actual NASA imagery …


Just a Few Days Away From #NewHorizons Pluto Flyby!

This is an exciting time for space travel because for the first time in history a spacecraft will have traveled from Earth all the way to Pluto and will be sending us back data and images of our most beloved dwarf planet from super-duper close up!     If you are …

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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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What Scientists Eat: Strawberry Avocado Salsa

Scientists are smart. So smart that sometimes they tell you something and you think to yourself, “No freakin’ way.” Which is exactly what I thought to myself when astronomer, Dr Nicole Gugliucci said that mixing together strawberries and avocados with peppers and onions would be a good idea. But HOOOOO …

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Mad Art Cast Goes to the Movies

Welcome to episode 15 of Mad Art Cast! This weeks podcast is a fun get-to-know-your-casters edition on movies! That’s right, this episode we talk about the movies we love and why we love them. Hopefully, it will give you some insight into who we are and maybe give you a few …