Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Female STEM Heroes; Secret History of Pigments; Bionic Pop Star; a $666,000 Bill and More!

Mad Quickies: Female STEM Heroes; Secret History of Pigments; Bionic Pop Star; a $666,000 Bill and More!

Donna had so many links stored up that she graciously loaned me some for today’s dose of Quickies. I think some of my favorite things all year are in this list, starting with… io9’s Most Amazing Science Images of 2014. You should spend a lot of time on this page. -Via Donna Whitehouse.gov is featuring women of the Administration, who work in STEM, talking about their female STEM ... »

Mad Quickies: Bro Country Mocked; Victim-Turned-Superhero; Satellites of Lobe; Art or Poo?; Plush Fungi and More!

Mad Quickies: Bro Country Mocked; Victim-Turned-Superhero; Satellites of Lobe; Art or Poo?; Plush Fungi and More!

You guys- the holidays are only mentioned a total of ONCE in this list. And yet- there is so much that is relevant to your life right now. Let’s begin… Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye are “Maddie & Tae” and that’s something you should know because their tune ‘Girl in a Country Song’ hit No. 1 by mocking bro country. And the bros aren’t laughing. You can watch their fant... »

Mad Quickies: Polygon Parable; WikiGalaxy; Vaportini; ASL storytelling that will make your heart grow 3 sizes; and more!

Mad Quickies: Polygon Parable; WikiGalaxy; Vaportini; ASL storytelling that will make your heart grow 3 sizes; and more!

Egg nog: Delicious seasonal drink? Or strange pancake batter in a glass? I would bet that the world is probably divided into these two camps. Be that as it may, hopefully the thing we can all agree on is that it is high time for some Quickies. Let’s begin… Parable of the Polygons. This is an interactive post on the “shape of society.” {via Julia B.} Fall through a wormhole ... »

spirograph drawing

Mad Quickies: Digital Spirograph, Horrific Sex Toy Mistakes, Crosswalk Pong and Much More!

Only a few more weeks to go until this Year of Garbage is over with. But until then I have put together things that are great and wonderful and beautiful to while away the day. I will always be using this from now on. A digital spirograph by Nathan Friend. -Via Kim Here are some rad shirts and things. -Via Courtney This doesn’t seem quite possible and yet, here we are. A 3D printed dress tha... »

Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller

Mad Quickies: Nature Makes Its Articles Free, The World at Night, Anatomy of a Gummi Bear and More!

Hey gang, it’s time for your mid-week feeding of Mad Quickies. Here comes the airplane! The journal Nature has made their articles, going all the way back to 1869, available for free! Ben Coffman is a photographer who specializes in landscape astrophotography featuring the Milky Way. These fantastic photographs show the night sky sans light pollution. Interview included! I love, love, love t... »

Mad Quickies: Morbid Anatomy and Lit, Snowshoe Art, Lego Birds and More!

Mad Quickies: Morbid Anatomy and Lit, Snowshoe Art, Lego Birds and More!

It’s Cider Monday! How do ya’ like them apples? Maria Popova always curates wonderful lists of books. She is my first go-to for book gift ideas. See what I mean: Here are 14 great children’s books celebrating science. Think you know all the most interesting things about [Lab favorite] Joanna Ebenstein of the Morbid Anatomy Museum? Betcha’ don’t know her Desert Island ... »

Mad Quickies: a Frozen Plane, a Fiery Critic, Female Film Artists, Thanksgiving Talking Points and More

Mad Quickies: a Frozen Plane, a Fiery Critic, Female Film Artists, Thanksgiving Talking Points and More

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone, wherever you are! How Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Meals. Not only deliciously clever and cool, but these images are available as limited edition prints with 10% of the profits benefiting the SF-Marin Food Bank. {via Anne S.} Of these 50 groundbreaking female film artists, how many are you familiar with? What, you might ask, is the photo trend we’ve a... »

Jar with Squid sculpture

Mad Quickies: Behold The Fearsome Anglerfish, New Auction Record For A Female Artist, Papercraft R2-D2 Dreidel and More!

Okay everyone, it’s time to get your Monday Morning Quickies! I like to think of them as Saturday morning cartoons for adults. Did you know that those don’t even exist anymore? *sigh* Now I’m sad. A Georgia O’Keeffe painting, Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, was sold at Sotheby’s for $44.4 million, nearly quadrupling the amount paid for work by a female artist. Quite a feat. Howev... »

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