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Giraffe: A Pain in the Neck for Science?

Did you know that the giraffe’s neck is proof of a god of some sort? Neither did I until a few years ago when I was becoming an atheist. I was surprised by how many times I saw information like the following from Project Creation: “…when a giraffe lowers its …

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Salt Therapy: Take It with a Grain of Salt

Recently, I’ve been hearing more and more about salt therapies, or halotherapy, and its supposed benefits. According to the .pdf I just linked to in my opening sentence, “Salt Therapy is the best known method to detox lungs and remove toxins naturally. It is a drug-free, non-invasive treatment, that alleviates …

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Catch Me If You Can: Hummingbirds

While at the in-laws this weekend, I saw numerous hummingbirds fly to the feeder on the front porch. I happened to have my camera, so I went outside to snap a couple of photos. Unfortunately, every time I opened the door, the hummingbirds vanished. I’d sit on the porch, looking …

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Oooh, You Just Got Burned, Part 2

As I promised last week, this week I was going to share “home remedies” for the treatment of sunburns. My findings are hardly “scientific”, and they are just those of a  mother who had an entire family that got sunburns. Before I begin listing each regiment we tried, I want …

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Oooh, You Just Got Burned: Part 1

I avoid the sun. Don’t be surprised if you see me walking around town with a parasol. I’ve been burned too many times to know that I should fear it and what it does to my skin and I strive to protect my family from sun exposure, yet last Sunday, …

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A Tale of Two Mediums: Photography Vs. Cinematography

I’m doing something a bit different this week. Last Wednesday, August 14, Mad Art Lab went to the movies…well, not literally, but some of the Labbers got together via a Google Hangout and discussed “Atheists and Film”, specifically about the Atheist Film Festival. Since my internet connection is notoriously slow …

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Dam It, Hoover!

As we drove to Vegas last month, we were excited by the fact that we were going to drive past the Hoover Dam. Before making it to the dam though, we passed by the Colorado River. There’s a nice little viewing area where you can stop and take pictures of …

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I Spy with My Little Eye…

I swear, every time I start writing a Mad Art Lab photo post, I always get sucked into a swirling vortex of amazing science or crazy claims. This week about “eyes” will be no different. I was going to start this post off with the quote, “The eyes are the …

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