#SciArt Project for May: The Flame Test

My SciArt Patreon supported project for the month of May is complete! This month’s science inspired project is a series of paintings that represent the process in chemistry known as the Flame Test where one can determine what element is present based on the color of the flame. This process is great …


Recipes By Scientists: #WTWTCH No Bake Oatmeal Chews

Ever wonder what a scientist eats? Do they chew on stars and savor the sweet, sweet flavors of knowledge? Or do they actually eat food like the rest of us? Well, starting today, we will try to answer that question with a new series of recipes approved and eaten by …

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What The Heck is a Flame Test?

What is a flame test you ask? Well for one thing it is a series of paintings in progress that I am working on this month for my Patreon supported science and art project. But the real-deal is that the flame test is a fascination and eye catching technique used …

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Mad Art Cast with Elmo, Kristen Bell and Vaccines!

This week we bring you a quickie episode of Mad Art Cast where the gang gives you a run down on vaccines! Vaccines are good. You should get them. You know who else agrees? The Surgeon General and Elmo. We discuss this adorable public service video and the fact that the …

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Mad Art Cast- Creativity, Destruction and Pride

Hey friends it time for another episode of our podcast! Get to know your Mad Art Casters and the Dog of Doom! Listen to A’s radio voice, learn about her “un-imposter syndrome.” Follow Ashely’s cat, Aglet and learn to recognize when Brian is talking! Hear about the art we are …

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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 …

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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 …

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Radio Astronomers are LOOKING not Listening to the Cosmos

Support more of my science and art projects like this one on my Patreon. One of the myths about the science of radio astronomy is that scientists are listening to the cosmos in hopes of finding alien life. This myth has become part of popular culture primarily because of the …