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Recipes By Scientists: #WTWTCH No Bake Oatmeal Chews

Recipes By Scientists: #WTWTCH No Bake Oatmeal Chews

Ever wonder what a scientist eats? Do they chew on stars and savor the sweet, sweet flavors of knowledge? Or do they actually eat food like the rest of us? Well, starting today, we will try to answer that question with a new series of recipes approved and eaten by scientists! Today, I bring you a recipe by one of my favorite scientists, the chemist and all around bad-ass Dr Ray Burks! Here is Ray ... »

What The Heck is a Flame Test?

What The Heck is a Flame Test?

What is a flame test you ask? Well for one thing it is a series of paintings in progress that I am working on this month for my Patreon supported science and art project. But the real-deal is that the flame test is a fascination and eye catching technique used in science to determine what precise elements are present. The other cool thing about the “Flame Test” is that it is actually p... »

Mad Art Cast with Elmo, Kristen Bell and Vaccines!

Mad Art Cast with Elmo, Kristen Bell and Vaccines!

This week we bring you a quickie episode of Mad Art Cast where the gang gives you a run down on vaccines! Vaccines are good. You should get them. You know who else agrees? The Surgeon General and Elmo. We discuss this adorable public service video and the fact that the actress Kristen bell stepping up to talk about why, after being skeptical, she decided to vaccinate her child. This week we discus... »

Gerty Radnitz Cori: Glycogen to Glucose, and Back Again (Women in Science 37)

Gerty Radnitz Cori: Glycogen to Glucose, and Back Again (Women in Science 37)

For a science teacher, perhaps the most dreaded question is “What Is Energy?” Sure, we have a standard answer – “The ability to do work” – but it’s a linguistic gloss over a principle so diverse in its manifestations that to go much further is to get lost amongst the equations and definitions that each branch of science has worked out for its favorite form... »

Women in Science: The Next Generation.  Featuring Lauren Uhde and Her Amazing Friends! (Women In Science 36)

Women in Science: The Next Generation. Featuring Lauren Uhde and Her Amazing Friends! (Women In Science 36)

For the past thirty-five episodes of Women in Science, the key word has been Bleak. We have seen a startling array of brilliant people ground just short of oblivion by titanic societal and institutional forces, lit here and there by moments of understated triumph. But what is it like for a woman embarking on a career in science today? To find out, I talked with Lauren Uhde, a tumor immunology grad... »

Mad Art Cast and Espresso

Mad Art Cast and Espresso

Coffee. It is arguably one of the most important elements in art. For centuries visual artists and other creators have gathered around chocolatey brown cups of the invigorating beverage to help them find inspiration and help them get through those long nights when deadlines loom. Writers, painters, dancers, actors, all forms of inventors and scientists alike have often reaped the benefit of this s... »

Mad Art Cast Episode #7 – Mars One, Bug Girl and Mattering!

Mad Art Cast Episode #7 – Mars One, Bug Girl and Mattering!

w00t! Here’s Episode #7 -Mars One, Bug Girl and Mattering! This week the Mad Art Cast crew talks art, science, Mars One, our many sponsors, the transient nature of art and the need for fame … and how all that fits into busy lives. There is an interesting idea behind all the people who want to go to Mars in the Mars One project, at least the ones in the promo videos- they all are hopeful that... »

Grace Hopper and the Democratization of Computer Programming (Women in Science 35)

Grace Hopper and the Democratization of Computer Programming (Women in Science 35)

In a room across the hall from where I teach, a group of a dozen kids between the ages of nine and thirteen are learning how to program in Python, grasping the basics of the language with what can only be described as freakish ease and comfort. It’s quite a disarming sight, and it wouldn’t have been possible if someone, somewhere deep in the the history of computer programming, hadn... »

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