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Hangout on Air this Wednesday: Mad Art Lab Goes to the Movies!

Join us this Wednesday, August 14th at 8 PM Central/6 PM Pacific for a live online chat with some of your favorite Mad Art Lab contributors and some special guests about the art and science of film! RSVP for the hangout on Google+. This is a live internet broadcast so …

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Hot! Capsaicin, Chili Peppers, and Jalapeño Jelly

This post was inspired by a recent series of photos taken by Surly Amy of peppers she is growing at her home. The heat in peppers is an evolved mechanism that discourages mammals and other animals from eating the pepper and thus destroying the seeds. When we eat chili peppers, …

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Paper dolls available in the Skepchick party room at CONvergence. Photo by @christina39ap.
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A Sandbox of Scientist Paper Dolls

Did you miss SkepchickCON? Wish you could have been there with us? We wish you could have been there too! So we’ve brought a little piece of SkepchickCON back home to you: our Geek Art workshop, full of scientist paper dolls. The whole set is here, and we’re already plotting …

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Artist-Designed Mini Golf Course at the Walker Art Center

Hello from Minneapolis! I arrived early this morning for SkepchickCON, and since I had some time to kill, I decided to check out the Walker Art Center. I’m a big fan of contemporary art, and everything I’ve seen so far has been artistically compelling and thoughtfully curated. I’ve really enjoyed …

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Drabble Lab 8: Solstice

Another Wednesday, another drabble lab! Thank you to last round’s participants! Here are some highlights and the winner:

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Drabble Lab Round Seven: Frenzy

Hello Drabble-writers! This week’s theme is late because I was sitting in front of a microscope all morning. And we got a lot of entries right after I picked a winner; I’ll be picking something during the day on Wednesday so to be safe write yours by Tuesday night! But …

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More-igami

At the design conference/workshop I went to a few weeks ago, there was a… creative community? … which, in addition to their business cards, had these blue sheets of card stock with dotted lines all over them. As a fan of folding things into other things and one who knows …

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Trolls, Evolutionary Psych, and Homeopathy: SkepchickCon, Part 3

This is the last installment of my SkepchickCon 2013 photo series. I will be discussing three pictures that I did for the Con and explain the meaning behind them. Remember, SkepchickCon is July 4-7 in Minneapolis. First, thanks to all who bid on my art for the SkepchickCon auction. All …

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