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Labor pains–Piper Harron’s mathematics thesis

I’ve recommended a lot of books to people over the years for their various merits. I’m recommending that everyone read Piper Harron’s PhD thesis for many of the same reasons. This piece is a primal scream of human struggle and is recognizable to anyone whose ambitions have ever been cut …

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The Phrase I Dread Most as an Artist.

WARNING: much sarcasm ahead. As an artist who sells her art and attends shows, there is one phrase I dread hearing the most from people looking at my art.  I am sure many of my fellow artists or entrepreneurs can relate. “You know what you should do is…” I cringe …

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Mad Art Cast #35 — Macabre Suite in the Bronx and other sad tales

This week I was unable to join the podcast, but my intrepid co-hosts soldiered on to bring you this interesting discussion about a recent Hallo—, wait, Gentrification Celebration in the Bronx last month. It’s short, but a great discussion about how to keeping diverse neighborhoods diverse and making responsible decisions …

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Painting of Chlamydia in a Host Cell at Approximately 48 Hours

This painting is 3ft wide by 3 feet high and is Acrylic on Canvas. Please support more art like this on Patreon. For my main sciart project for this past October, I chose microbiology as a theme and specifically I wanted to represent a bad bacteria so that I could …

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Mad Art Cast — Nude on the Roof (plus Norm Chan interview!)

This week the Mad Art Cast crew talk about what makes art … art. Is a nude woman on the roof art? Are people art? Let’s find out together! Also, A’s Dragon*Con interview with Norm Chan! SHOW NOTES: Poppy Jackson‘s art Neil Degrasse Tyson loves Isaac Newton Nadia Berenstein – …

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Mad Art Cast — Pamela Gay Interview!

This week, we talked with rockstar astronomer and the silkiest voice in science podcasting, Dr. Pamela Gay! Some links: If you haven’t yet, check out Astronomy Cast, hosted by Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain. It changed our lives. Bad news about the Chicago Botanic Gardens’ corpse flower Ashley was excited …

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Breaking the Shackles Procreative: Margaret Sanger and the Creation Of The Pill. (Women in Science 32)

In 1912, it was against the law to publish a book that contained descriptions of birth control methods. It was against the law to even expound the theoretical benefits of birth control as a general notion. It was against the law to put a contraceptive diaphragm into the hands of …

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Sleater-Kinney Teams Up With Planned Parenthood

When Riot Grrl band Sleater-Kinney dissolved in 2006, I was about to be a senior in high school, and I was devastated. All major (or minor) life events can seem traumatic when you’re 17, but Sleater-Kinney’s dissolution hit me hard. As a fairly rebellious teenager and wannabe punk, it sucked that so much …

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