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Mad Quickies 7.12

Is There Science Behind Sharknado? How can we use science fiction to teach science? A mathematical modeling of Scarlett and Rhett’s love story. Book covers with one letter missing. A beautiful end to a star’s life. Cool! A summer camp that teaches girls to create apps. MIT helps you spy …

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Mad Quickies 7.1

@roseveleth has made a lovely visualization of everyone who posts “I love science” or “I hate science” on Twitter. Music Posters only showing acts with Women. Tic Tac Toe Squared An interesting update to the classic game. My friends and I spent hours creating new games like this in high …

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Mad Quickies 6.24

This is a must read. “Fantasy’s “Othering” Fetish. I particularly like that at the end there are solid suggestions of how to improve this. What Happens when Artists look at the Brain?. The Periodic Table of Elements, by Country of Origin. Genetically Modified Silkworms create Fluorescent Silk. Steampunk: Do Black …

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Mad Quickies 6.17

The Illustrated Journals of a Dairy Farmer in 1941. George Pope moved to a dairy farm in the 1940s. His great-grandson Lucas Adams is now illustrating his journals in spare, beautiful colored pencil drawings. Long-Exposures of Fireflies. Who needs fairies at the bottom of the garden when nature provides its …

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Mad Quickies 6.10

Wonder Woman: Secretary to the JSA. The most interesting part is the history of why she was put in that role. First images of chemical bonds forming. Science, y’all! Silk – Meditative, lovely interactive art. Madfishmonger sent this right when I needed a break for beauty. 1943 “Girl Pilots” paper …

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Mad Quickies 6.3

. Why Poetry Can’t Find its Public. Bug Girl looks at a rather unusual fashion accessory: shed cicada skins! A history of insect-inspired robots. Game of Thrones characters dressed for the 80s and 90s. The Stromatopetrol: a nightmare mantis shrimp with wings, and other critters we wish existed. A Balanced …

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Mad Quickies 5.24

Women Have Always Fought. What has our traditional narrative of history gotten wrong? A lot. Stan Lee with Stan Lee cosplayer. The best thing about this? The cosplayer is a little girl! How Sailor Moon Made Me a Feminist. A look at Magical Girl anime, from a feminist perspective. Invent …

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Mad Quickies 5.20

Highway Overpass Chandeliers – Ballroom Luminoso by Joe O’Connell. Some of his other projects are more science-y, like Seed Pods, but I love the idea of putting chandeliers into infrastructure. And they’re made out of bike parts! Inside-Out Horses. I’ve done my time drawing cuts of meat on the sides …

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