PINK! The pinkiest pink that ever did pink. Maybe. It's pretty damn pink.
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On Wednesdays, We Litigate Pink

Like a lot of folks, the Lab got really excited a few years ago about Vantablack, a material that absorbs 99.96% of visible light and is the “blackest black” synthetic thing outside of a black hole. Then Bean-sculptor Anish Kapoor made a deal for the exclusive rights to use it, …

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WaPo Express Features Upcoming Women’s March… For Men?

The Washington Post Express, a free daily publication in DC, may be a bit confused about gender. Or rather, the binary symbols that commonly represent male and female. For anyone who might be missing the error, please consider the following informative table: The cover features the likely-historic rally in Washington to be held on …

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Art Inquisition: Why Would We Wahoo?

Holy foo! Two teams in the World Series that nobody expected! With only two games left, the series stands at two games for the Chicago Cubs, who haven’t won since 1908, and three for the team from Cleveland, who have been waiting for the big win since 1948. Yep, I said …

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Lego paleontologist minifig looking through magnifying glass at the viewer, with Lego dinosaur "bones" in the backrground
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Art Inquisition: A Cure For What Ails You?

I’ve been sick this weekend and more than a little brain-fuzzy, but I still wanted to do A Thing. An Arty Thing, really. I wasn’t in much shape to string a lot of independent thoughts together, though, which isn’t really conducive to creativity. And like many people, I kinda revert …

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Riddle of Valyrian Steel part 2 – Damascus

A little while ago I joined the American Chemical Society in making a video about Valyrian steel with and overlong companion piece here on the blog. There was some complaint that I had ignored an obvious contender when discussing possible materials, though: Damascus steel. It was a conscious decision to skip …

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Mad Art Cast Episode #6 – Whiplash!

w00t! Here’s Episode #6 – Whiplash! This week our hosts (Amy Davis Roth, Brian George, Ashley Hamer and A Kovacs) discuss (WITH SPOILERS!) the Oscar winning moving Whiplash. We also discuss, art fair burn-out, music for cats, #SciArt and the follow up on its impact. If you like our ‘cast …

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Art Inquisition: Who Will You Be Today?

Hey, everyone! I’m literally writing this in the car on my way to CONvergence with Ashley, and I’m super-excited to see everyone. And their costumes! There are always really creative people at CONvergence, and that means fantastic costumes. I’ve got a few riding in my suitcase right now… And like …

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Album of the Week – tUnE-yArDs’ “W H O K I L L”

Hello there, Lab Rats. If you’re anything like me, there’s nothing quite like a great bit of art to light that fire under your social activist ass. In my case, nothing burns hotter than a great album, so I’ve decided to share a favorite of mine every week with you lucky …

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