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You Have all the Tools You Need to Change the World

As we head on into the new year I thought I’d finish this illustration I started by coloring it in and adding some words of wisdom for the coming days. The words of wisdom were originally told to me by my husband, Johnny. I sometimes feel frustrated that I’m not …

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Science is Not the Enemy

For reasons, partially religious, partially ignorant, partially intentially denialist, the conservative Republican government set on taking over my country is very anti-science. Climate change is being framed as a hoax. The new head of the department of education wants to teach the Bible as fact in the classroom. Coal and …

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Fake News? Take a Razor to It.

If you like this type of art and commentary please consider supporting my Patreon. Today’s piece of art is both a philosophical and a scientific principle. Though not actually created by William of Occam (also spelled Ockham) it was made famous by the 14th century philosopher because he used it so …

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New Paper Doll! Flat Matt

Our fabulous collection of scientist paper dolls has a new addition: physicist Matt Lowry! Matt teaches high school and college physics, spreading SCIENCE! throughout the land and fomenting awesomeness in our future. A self-described skeptic, he believes in Carl Sagan’s adage that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” He describes his teaching-by-example style …

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Argonne National Laboratory’s Microbiome Project: Surgery

Shortly after I’d written my last post (let’s not reflect on how long ago that was), I got tapped for a freelance project with Argonne National Laboratories. They have a YouTube series with Dr. Jack Gilbert called The Microbiome Project, and were looking to have a medical animation of what …

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GABA GABA Hey

Hey there friends and fans of art and science! Today, I bring you a drawing that is called, GABA GABA Hey! Why yes, it does reference the Ramones and their catchy 1977 tune “Gabba Gabba Hey (Pinhead)” but because this here is an art and science project it also references …

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Art of the Gaps 2: Extraterrestrial Life?

Happy New Year! Part of being human is having the drive to question the mysteries of the world around us. That questioning has led us to many answers over the millenia. Some of the biggest gaps in human knowledge have been answered by arbitrary communal consensus. These diverse myths and …

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Respect the Wood: When Pinterest Goes Well

There were a good couple of years between when I first saw Pinterest and when I finally made an account. It seemed smug and precious, and my friend who was planning a wedding described how addictive and demoralizing it can be to see other people’s immaculately crafted and “curated” wedding …

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