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Mad Quickies: Dinosaurs in High Heels, Jedi Knight With a GoPro, Infinite Dioramas and So Much More!

Hey gang, there were so many cool things to share this week that I had to pare it down to these fine links below. So much good stuff here, so you should probably dive right in. Go! I saw this thing about Arabic numerals and angles on Facebook the other …

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Mad Quickies: The Pluto Edition – All Pluto, All The Time

My birthday isn’t until Friday. But I got an early present from NASA today (yesterday, as you read this). We’ve been waiting years for the New Horizons probe to reach the Pluto system and on July 14th, the waiting was over. We’ve made no secret about our giddiness here at …

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Mad Quickies: Indoor Ball-Pit Beach, Sunburn Art, 3D Printing Against ISIS and More!

Welcome aboard, mates. It’s time we set sail on a voyage in search of the mid-week Quickies. Someone please buy me a boat. As we talked about in a recent episode of Mad Art Cast, ISIS has been destroying historical sites and artifacts in Iraq. Morehshin Allahyari, an Iranian born …

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Mad Art Cast: Scott Sigler’s ALIVE

This week the Mad Art Cast crew is joined by Scott Sigler: New York Times bestselling novelist, XCOM enthusiast and (full disclosure) business partner to our own ARealGirl. Scott’s new book, ALIVE, comes out a week from today. The jacket copy reads thusly: For fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, …

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Mad Quickies: Ice Cream Science, Radical Posters, Underground Libraries and More!

Hey gang, it’s mid-week. We’ve made it this far, so I’ve cooked up these Quickies to propel us the rest of the way towards the weekend. Also, I’m missing the US vs. Germany in a World Cup elimination match right now, SO YOU HAD BETTER APPRECIATE THIS. I’ve missed my …

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Mad Quickies: Minecraft Beetlejuice Rollercoaster, Sculpture Gets A Parking Ticket, Scorched Earth Art and More!

Listen: We are having a hell of a storm in the New York Metro area right now. I got stranded in a bodega waiting out the hail that was falling. Then, once the hail stopped I traipsed my butt the last 3 blocks to my apartment. I got soaked and …

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Mad Art Cast: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

This week we are joined by Jamie Bernstein, our fellow Skepchick network contributor. Jamie is a professional data analyst and photographer. Some links: In addition to Skepchick, Jamie blogs at Chicago Music Underground, which is part of the Chicago Tribune’s Chicago Now network. Moodjam lets you track your moods in colors. …

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Mad Quickies: 3D Minecraft, Crocheted Dry Leaf Art, Periodic Table Soap and More!

Holy Moly, gang. I have some really great stories for you today. Like, just check this stuff out. I can’t tell you how happy I am about these. Have you ever imagined actually being inside the world of Minecraft? I have. Like, a bunch of times. Well we don’t have …

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