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#MALCosmos Live-Tweet Recap

#MALCosmos Live-Tweet Recap

Last night, a modern reboot of Carl Sagan’s classic TV show Cosmos, hosted by the very worthy Neil deGrasse Tyson, premiered on like eleventy billion channels. No word yet on how many tuned in, but I like to think that it was more than the Superbowl. Did you catch it last night? Waiting until it’s available online? Gonna watch when you have more time? If so, you missed Mad Art Lab̵... »

Galaxy NGC 60 Painting by Raven Vasquez

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 join in the fun, you can find us on Twitter using #MALCosmos. The reboot will be hosted by the ... »

An Oscars-Inspired Dinner

An Oscars-Inspired Dinner

I didn’t watch the Oscars this past Sunday, but I couldn’t avoid catching some of the buzz via Facebook and my other social media channels. By far my favorite thing to show up in my feed on Oscars night were–unsurprisingly–food related! My friend Laura Hepburn Engert planned a nine-course meal to help her celebrate the awards show, with one course inspired by each Best Pict... »

NEW! Chris Hadfield Paper Doll

NEW! Chris Hadfield Paper Doll

Proud to honor Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield with his very own paper doll. »

Sagan Day 2013 Repost – We All Live on a Tiny Blue Dot

Sagan Day 2013 Repost – We All Live on a Tiny Blue Dot

Happy Sagan Day everyone. We here at MAL put together a little video celebrating one of our heroes, Carl Sagan. Thank you so much to everyone that helped out. I can’t begin to say how encouraging it is to see how broad an impact Dr. Sagan had and how deeply his words still resonate with people more than twenty years on. The video is back up. We had taken it down for legal reasons but now we ... »

Puppets and Astronomers

Puppets and Astronomers

Due to my shoddy memory, and thinking I had other posts mostly ready to go, I forgot to post the latest Death By Puppets video in October. The good thing to come out of this is that now you get two new videos. October’s release was this fantastic interview with Cosmoquest‘s Nicole Gugliucci by Apollo at the Star Party the night before Dragon*Con. For November we brought in Phil Puppet&... »

Don’t be a Crater-Hater: Visiting the Barringer Crater

Don’t be a Crater-Hater: Visiting the Barringer Crater

Usually when Rob and I do road trips, we bust through them. We don’t stop at visitor centers and we definitely don’t stop at what some might call “tourist traps”. We want to get from point A to point B as fast as we can without getting a speeding ticket. When we were driving through Arizona on the way to the west coast, we drove by a sign that said something along the lines... »

GZA, NDT, and How to Craft Good Science Rap

GZA, NDT, and How to Craft Good Science Rap

As a Mad Art Lab contributor and its sole musician (self-proclaimed, anyway — there are a few musical Labbers who are still in the closet), I have heard a lot of science music. A good deal of it makes me insanely happy, as the artist finds a way to communicate complicated ideas through poetic language and witty connections. But another good deal of it is pretty bad. I’ve talked about t... »

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