Galaxy NGC 60 Painting by Raven Vasquez
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Mad Art Lab Live-Tweet Event: The Cosmos

In an effort to prove that live-tweeting exists for reasons other than snark, your Mad Art Labbers have decided to partake in a live-tweet event of something we’re actually excited for – the reboot of The Cosmos! Full disclosure, there will probably still be snark, but if you’d like to …

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"Be Mine?" valentine - muscly man with drawn-on flowery hair (by Lauren)
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MAL-entine’s Day is coming!

I don’t want to alarm anyone but VALENTINE’S DAY IS THIS FRIDAY. If you don’t have all your proper v-day accoutrements and hoity-toitily overwrought micro-tapas gastro-chic reservations prepared already, you’re either SOL or you care about v-day just as much as I do (read: not a whit). However, if this …

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Community Beer Company Art & Booze Events

Portland, Oregon may be the paragon of craft beer, but the Dallas-Fort Worth area isn’t doing too shabby either. With at least 10 active craft breweries in the area (and more on the way!), it’s easy to find a brew to suit your needs and a brewery to drink it …

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Chris Hadfield paper doll cut out and standing up with 4 others still on paper
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Happy New Year from Mad Art Lab!

How are you spending the first day of 2014? I’m making things.   See more of our paper dolls here.

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Happy Halloween 2013, Mad Art Lab!

I thought I’d bring a little bit of Halloween to the lab today. Our family loves Halloween; for us, it’s something we all participate in and enjoy. I will reveal our costumes from this year in a future post. Today, I wanted to share the pumpkins our family carved into …

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Hot Cocoa to help Light the Night

Congratulations to the Skepchick teams for raising over $2,500 for Light the Night and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! I promised to create a warm non-alcoholic beverage in honor of this achievement. However, I’m so proud of you all that I decided to make two recipes, one with booze and …

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How To Go To A Museum During A Government Shutdown

Last week I was in Washington, D.C. for work. During my time there, I got to walk around the National Mall (now closed), The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum (also closed), and The National Gallery of Art (you may notice a pattern developing here because this place is closed too). …

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Brian Cox Paper Doll

As part of our ongoing quest to represent the finest scientific minds in the form of mashed cellulose, I present the Brian Cox paper doll. Dr. Brian Cox isn’t a groundbreaker like Newton or Einstein. He is instead a brilliant popularizer of science like Carl Sagan or Neil Degrasse Tyson. …

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