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Mad Quickies: Space Invaders Rugs, Unspeakably Gorgeous Libraries, Overly Complicated Light Switch Covers and More!

Mad Quickies: Space Invaders Rugs, Unspeakably Gorgeous Libraries, Overly Complicated Light Switch Covers and More!

Hey all. Brian here with your midweek Quickies. I’m not gonna lie, there’s another Bowie GIF here and it’s probably my favorite one. I’m tempted to make every link go to this GIF. But I won’t… this time. You’ve probably seen this already, but I want you to see it again. Bowie’s hairstyles, throughout the years, in one beautifully animated GIF. Retail... »

Detail from Infrared image of the pillars of creation from the hubble telescope

Mad Quickies: Charlie Brown and the Smiths, Daily Routines of Famous Creative People, 2,400 MS-DOS Games Now Available and More!

Hey gang, it’s super cold here in Brooklyn. It’s also pretty damned cold over most of the country. But I’m here to warm you up. Let’s sit on the couch with a nice whiskey or some hot chocolate, a warm blanket, and fire up these here Wednesday Quickies! Last week we had Bowie lyrics and video games. This week let’s do Smith’s lyrics invading The Peanuts. – ... »

Detail from yellow blue red by Wassily Kandinsky

Mad Quickies: Video Game/Bowie Lyrics Mashup Illustrations, New Public Domain Art, Metal Dragons and More!

Happy New Year, dear readers! I hope you have gotten past your hangovers and tiredness by now. I mean it’s been two days. Get it together. So let’s kick off 2015 with some smashing art and science! From the Elvish Sword Files – This hacked toy sword will glow, not when orcs are close, but when it’s near unsecured wifi signals. Wow! These recycled metal sculptures by Tom Sam... »

Mad Quickies: Your One Stop, Post Xmas, Hangover Roundup

Mad Quickies: Your One Stop, Post Xmas, Hangover Roundup

Hello my dears, I’m writing to you on my mom’s old iPad, from the New Jersey Wilderness. While I don’t have any appreciable post-holiday hangover, you probably do. I saw you sneak into the bathroom with that bottle of Tito’s vodka, Carl. Anyway, please enjoy these Quickies. May they help you cure all that the vodka could not. From the Scientifically Correct Files – An... »

Mad Quickies: Female STEM Heroes; Secret History of Pigments; Bionic Pop Star; a $666,000 Bill and More!

Mad Quickies: Female STEM Heroes; Secret History of Pigments; Bionic Pop Star; a $666,000 Bill and More!

Donna had so many links stored up that she graciously loaned me some for today’s dose of Quickies. I think some of my favorite things all year are in this list, starting with… io9’s Most Amazing Science Images of 2014. You should spend a lot of time on this page. -Via Donna Whitehouse.gov is featuring women of the Administration, who work in STEM, talking about their female STEM ... »

spirograph drawing

Mad Quickies: Digital Spirograph, Horrific Sex Toy Mistakes, Crosswalk Pong and Much More!

Only a few more weeks to go until this Year of Garbage is over with. But until then I have put together things that are great and wonderful and beautiful to while away the day. I will always be using this from now on. A digital spirograph by Nathan Friend. -Via Kim Here are some rad shirts and things. -Via Courtney This doesn’t seem quite possible and yet, here we are. A 3D printed dress tha... »

Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller

Mad Quickies: Nature Makes Its Articles Free, The World at Night, Anatomy of a Gummi Bear and More!

Hey gang, it’s time for your mid-week feeding of Mad Quickies. Here comes the airplane! The journal Nature has made their articles, going all the way back to 1869, available for free! Ben Coffman is a photographer who specializes in landscape astrophotography featuring the Milky Way. These fantastic photographs show the night sky sans light pollution. Interview included! I love, love, love t... »

Jar with Squid sculpture

Mad Quickies: Behold The Fearsome Anglerfish, New Auction Record For A Female Artist, Papercraft R2-D2 Dreidel and More!

Okay everyone, it’s time to get your Monday Morning Quickies! I like to think of them as Saturday morning cartoons for adults. Did you know that those don’t even exist anymore? *sigh* Now I’m sad. A Georgia O’Keeffe painting, Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, was sold at Sotheby’s for $44.4 million, nearly quadrupling the amount paid for work by a female artist. Quite a feat. Howev... »

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