Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 8.19

Pacific Rim doesn’t pass the Bechdel Test, but it’s not a complete failure in diversity on screen. The Mako Mori Test is a great discussion of the intersectin of gender and race and how we can evaluate movies. And the Shukla Test is a good proposal for a race-based equivalent …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 8.12

Pastry Caterpillars for Science! Scientists made pastry caterpillarsin so they could test the protective ability of eyespots.. Amy Hamilton paints ethereal nature illustrations. How is gaming increasing library circulation? And this is why librarians continue to be a force for awesome in the world. How to encase your friends in …

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“You have no power over me.” The Labyrinth ‘fan theory’ which failed to blow my mind.

Sometimes I think the one of the hardest things about becoming well-versed in feminist media literacy is that it has become really frakking hard to simply enjoy such pleasures as Daniel Craig’s swimsuit and Caterina Murino’s pink dress in Casino Royale without having to analyze the entire canon of James …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 8.5

Artist Michelle Hunter explores neuroscience through art in a series of paintings. Make sure you click through to read the description of each one. It’s worth it. Nautilus Magazine has created an interactive Cabinet of Curiosities with modern day and historical science “artifacts”. Also, they’re running a contests in conjunction …

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Mad Quickies 7.29

Monday morning oddity: Who wouldn’t want to see a Lifesize Chocolate Neil Armstrong? Michelle Rodriguez kicked ass at the SDCC Women Who Kick Ass panel. From Accelerator to Art. Physicist Todd Johnson uses accelerators for both his science and his art. Noel Laureates are asked to draw their work. The …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 7.22

As you get back to work Monday morning, enjoy some Communist Farm Propaganda. (I never thought I would be addicted to a beautifully designed farm magazine, but I am.) Who Wants to Live a Million Years? Adorable natural selection game! – via Critical Dragon1177 This short piece at Bitch Magazine …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 7.19

Kelly Sue DeConnick talks Captain Marvel and replacing woman characters with “sexy lamps”. The Science Writing I’m Most Excited About – That Isn’t About Science. Ben Lillie talks about our own Maki’s kickstarter project, and how science communication can be the most exciting where you wouldn’t expect it. The Science …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 7.15

Nuala O’Donovan creates amazingly intricate ceramic pieces based on patterns found in nature, such as coral, radiolaria. 9 Animals That Would Make Great Superheroes via Critical Dragon1177 How can nuclear fallout thwart poachers?. I love these surreal floating housese. Anatomical String Art This humble quickies poster continues to be madly …

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