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Mad Quickies: Crime-solving Tattoo, Deep-sea Diving Wheelchair, Monster Boxes, Spiderweb Art and More!

Mad Quickies: Crime-solving Tattoo, Deep-sea Diving Wheelchair, Monster Boxes, Spiderweb Art and More!

May the Fourth be with you! Grab a glass of Blue Milk and a slice of Uj’alayi, or if it’s late in the day, a tasty Membrosia cocktail, and take a little break with the Quickies! “They found a hand first, in a gritty inlet at the mouth of Coney Island Creek.” So starts The Hunt for a Dead Woman’s Identity, Aided by Her Faded Tattoo. I share my buddy Brian’s skepticism ... »

Mad Quickies: Donut in Space, Bigfoot Bundt, Saucy Faux Pas, Pied Piper and More!

Mad Quickies: Donut in Space, Bigfoot Bundt, Saucy Faux Pas, Pied Piper and More!

Ahoy, maties! Time for your Quickies diversion. Batten your hatches because surf’s up! Information is Beautiful sez that these are the top 500 passwords. Is yours here? The data viz is interactive. French artist Abdelkader Benchamma and NYU astrophysicist Maryam Modjaz collaborated on identifying and visualizing “dark matter” in a mixed media installation on view at The Drawing C... »

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... »

Mad Quickies: Alien Neighbors, Chic Prosthetics, Graphic Gluten, Game of Chairs and More!

Mad Quickies: Alien Neighbors, Chic Prosthetics, Graphic Gluten, Game of Chairs and More!

Good day, Lovelies! I have some wonderful links for you. And if you’re in the States, you might need a little diversion considering it’s April 15th and all. Here’s hoping you toast Tax Day with champagne and not Mad Dog. Onward! At a panel discussing habitable worlds, NASA Chief scientist Ellen Stofan delivered a startling statement. “I think we’re going to have stron... »

Mad Quickies: Animal Activist Projects, LEGO fashion, Hand-drawn Data, the Why of Kawaii and More!

Mad Quickies: Animal Activist Projects, LEGO fashion, Hand-drawn Data, the Why of Kawaii and More!

Good day, Maties- if you’ve got a few minutes, I’ve got some cool things here you might like! Surf’s up! In Pieces is a haunting tribute to 30 endangered species created by designer Bryan James with nothing but CSS polygons. The site includes Threat information and animal-specific preservation organizations. One of the best things an animal-activist photographer can do is take pi... »

Mad Quickies: Cosmic Eggs, Eerie Underwater Art, Free Space Sounds, Gluten-Free Art and More!

Mad Quickies: Cosmic Eggs, Eerie Underwater Art, Free Space Sounds, Gluten-Free Art and More!

Hello hello hello! Spring has finally started to live up to its name in my corner of the planet and I’m feeling darn energetic. I’ve decided to channel my cabin fever into a list of vernal fabulosity, which is so much more fun than spring cleaning. To wit… Crafty Allison Murray of Dream a Little Bigger can show you how to make colorful galaxy Easter eggs. {via Anne S.} Sculptor J... »

March comes in like a lion and goes out…like Pac-Man?

March comes in like a lion and goes out…like Pac-Man?

Happy April Fools’ Day! I got ya’ something nice to celebrate the occasion! What I have for you on this first day of April is no mean prank, though. If you haven’t already heard, Google has gifted the world with the chance to relive the glory that is Pac-Man by offering the game as an option on Google Maps. Open up the Google Maps page and you’ll see a Pac-Man block in the ... »

Mad Quickies: Yummy Fossil Teeth, Colorblind Eyewear, Frida for Kids and More!

Mad Quickies: Yummy Fossil Teeth, Colorblind Eyewear, Frida for Kids and More!

Good day, my lovelies! Here are excellent clicks to start your day. NASA has 3D models of probes and satellites and you can download files to print them for free! {via Brian G.} #ColorForAll: EnChroma Eyewear Lets Colorblind People See The World With Brand New Eyes. {via Anne S.} Mulder and Scully are back! The X-Files is coming back to television as a six-episode limited series. {via Surly Amy} R... »

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