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Mad Quickies: Site-Specific Illusions, Touring a Nebula, 7-Year-Old Comic Book Author and More!

As Donna mentioned on Wednesday, she and I have switcheroo-ed our posting days this week. I hope I do her proud with this installment of Friday Quickies. Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell’s iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting, has died at the age of 92. – Via Amy Here is the scientific guide to the mythic beasts of Game of Thrones that you requested. – Via Courtney Nat... »

Mad Quickies: Silver Hubble, Gamergate Booth Booted, Secret Music, Meteors, Moira and More!

Mad Quickies: Silver Hubble, Gamergate Booth Booted, Secret Music, Meteors, Moira and More!

Hey guys- happy mid-week and all that. You look like you need a little snack. I asked the fabulous Brian if we could switcheroo today and Friday so I will be your server today. Here ya’ go- have some tasty Quickies! The Bad Astronomer sez: Happy 25th anniversary, Hubble! and posts 12.5 brain-melting photos. Experimental musician Noah Wall surreptitiously recorded customers at a music equipme... »

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Mad Quickies: The “Amy’s Wonky Email” Edition

So here’s the thing: Our Lab Chief and Dear Leader, Surly Amy, had something strange going on with her email. For whatever reason, all of the emails she sent to our Super Secret Backchannel that contained links for articles of cool and interesting things, going back as far as February, did not send. By her own account, she just thought that Donna and I didn’t think her links were worth... »

Mad Quickies: Alien Neighbors, Chic Prosthetics, Graphic Gluten, Game of Chairs and More!

Mad Quickies: Alien Neighbors, Chic Prosthetics, Graphic Gluten, Game of Chairs and More!

Good day, Lovelies! I have some wonderful links for you. And if you’re in the States, you might need a little diversion considering it’s April 15th and all. Here’s hoping you toast Tax Day with champagne and not Mad Dog. Onward! At a panel discussing habitable worlds, NASA Chief scientist Ellen Stofan delivered a startling statement. “I think we’re going to have stron... »

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Mad Quickies: Mammoth Is Mopey, Molten Glass on Paper, AfroPuffs and More!

Hey gang. Sorry I haven’t been around, but I have a good excuse. I was working on a big ol’ mural of the New Horizons probe! It’s not that I don’t love you all. It’s just that I love that little spacecraft more. But anyway, I have returned to bring you your mid-week Quickies. Our SciArt pals, David and Jennie Orr, have an IndieGoGo campaign to publish their alphabet b... »

Mad Quickies: Animal Activist Projects, LEGO fashion, Hand-drawn Data, the Why of Kawaii and More!

Mad Quickies: Animal Activist Projects, LEGO fashion, Hand-drawn Data, the Why of Kawaii and More!

Good day, Maties- if you’ve got a few minutes, I’ve got some cool things here you might like! Surf’s up! In Pieces is a haunting tribute to 30 endangered species created by designer Bryan James with nothing but CSS polygons. The site includes Threat information and animal-specific preservation organizations. One of the best things an animal-activist photographer can do is take pi... »

Mad Quickies: Cosmic Eggs, Eerie Underwater Art, Free Space Sounds, Gluten-Free Art and More!

Mad Quickies: Cosmic Eggs, Eerie Underwater Art, Free Space Sounds, Gluten-Free Art and More!

Hello hello hello! Spring has finally started to live up to its name in my corner of the planet and I’m feeling darn energetic. I’ve decided to channel my cabin fever into a list of vernal fabulosity, which is so much more fun than spring cleaning. To wit… Crafty Allison Murray of Dream a Little Bigger can show you how to make colorful galaxy Easter eggs. {via Anne S.} Sculptor J... »

Mad Quickies: Yummy Fossil Teeth, Colorblind Eyewear, Frida for Kids and More!

Mad Quickies: Yummy Fossil Teeth, Colorblind Eyewear, Frida for Kids and More!

Good day, my lovelies! Here are excellent clicks to start your day. NASA has 3D models of probes and satellites and you can download files to print them for free! {via Brian G.} #ColorForAll: EnChroma Eyewear Lets Colorblind People See The World With Brand New Eyes. {via Anne S.} Mulder and Scully are back! The X-Files is coming back to television as a six-episode limited series. {via Surly Amy} R... »

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