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The Makers’ Hustle

I made a thing! A thing FOR a thing, really. Amy’s been working on a new podcast called the Makers’ Hustle, and was ready to get it out there FAST. So the thing I made was cover art for a podcast that, at the time, had no episodes, a bare-bones website, and …

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Launch Your Own (Paper) Rocket

Last weekend at CONvergence, we got to do a science! A lot of sciences, really. In the Skepchick Space Lab, folks made handheld comets, built kaleidoscopes, constructed little bridges, launched hot air balloons, and loaded paper airplanes with cargo. And down in Connie’s Quantum Sandbox, we had Paper Rocket Races! …

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Pretzel Roll: The Musical

In which we have far too much time on our hands on a road trip, and get a series of songs about food out of it. Variations On the CONvergence Theme: How Do We Get There? Two Days in a Car with Canadians Starring: Ryan Consell and Jim Tigwell Also Appearing: …

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Marvel in Your Own Mediocrity

We all have things we are talented with, and things we are not. Should that stop us from trying? Should somebody not skilled with a brush just walk away from painting? Should a poor writer just set down their pen? I am not talking about “Show us your ugly things” …

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NASA WANTS YOU, YES YOU
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Scenes from a MAL: NASA Wants YOU!

Sometimes we get a little excited about things on the MAL backchannel, where we all use as a nerdy playground full of of resources, links, and gifs. So last week when NASA released these awesome new posters, there was some squeeing. From: Jim, along with the original link NASA wants Mars explorers, …

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It is harder to make snowflakes out of people's faces than I thought.
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Work-In-Progress Weekends Begin Now!

Many someones have been attributed as saying, “A work of art is never finished, it is only abandoned.” But some work still hangs in limbo, while you’re not working on it but you’re not ready to abandon it juuuuuuust yet. The stuff that seemed like a really good idea at …

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Mad Art Lab is Now Available in Apple News Feed!

This is just a quick message to let you know that you can now subscribe to Mad Art Lab on iOS in the new Apple News Feed. That means you can get our latest posts delivered straight to your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch on the go, along with all …

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MAL contributor Brian in a lightsaber battle with Kelly. Both are in Star Wars costumes.
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MAL-o-ween Costume Review of Awesomeness

Welcome, November! That fine autumn month, full of pumpkin spice and everything nice. But wait, what’s that I hear? The sound of… CHRISTMAS MUSIC? Waitwaitwait, I’m not done with Halloween yet! Personally, I’m a bit resistant to jingling bells prior to Thanksgiving week, but YMMV. Since Halloween may be the craftiest of …

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