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Art Crimes and Forensic Science

This episode of Mad Art cast welcomes Dr Ray Burks as our expert scientist who teaches us the way art crimes are investigated. We also discuss some of the most infamous art heists in history including some of the FBI’s top ten art crimes. Here are some of the links …

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Was Uber’s Branding done while Uber High?

Uber is the focus of much controversy of late, from aspects of accountability and safety, to taking advantage of their “contractors” and a host of dubious business practices and individual incidents. These may be the growing pains of a bright new future, or signals of the negligent and greedy. Maybe …

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Is the LHC an expensive art installation?

There are reams of writing, hours of talks, and TV programs by scientists on the manifestation of beauty in physics and mathematics. Obviously, beauty is a great angle for science communication, but their appreciation for beauty has a pragmatic purpose. From Albert Einstein to Edward Frenkel; Werner Heisenberg to Frank …

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Serotonin Painting

This painting is acrylic on canvas and is 16″ x 20″. This is a patron supported art project. This is painting of serotonin molecules acting as neurotransmitters in the brain. Because of the widespread use of SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) this is the depiction and story of serotonin that …

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Odilon Redon’s Dark Musings on Evolution

Imagine you are Adam or Eve in the Garden of Eden in a state of blissfully ignorant grace. You reach for the apple from the Tree of Knowledge. As you take a bite your world is rocked by a traumatic paradigm shift. To your horror, the fruit you are eating …

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GABA GABA Hey

Hey there friends and fans of art and science! Today, I bring you a drawing that is called, GABA GABA Hey! Why yes, it does reference the Ramones and their catchy 1977 tune “Gabba Gabba Hey (Pinhead)” but because this here is an art and science project it also references …

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Art of the Gaps 2: Extraterrestrial Life?

Happy New Year! Part of being human is having the drive to question the mysteries of the world around us. That questioning has led us to many answers over the millenia. Some of the biggest gaps in human knowledge have been answered by arbitrary communal consensus. These diverse myths and …

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The Strangers Within: Lynn Margulis and the Rebirth of Endosymbiosis (Women in Science 54).

  In terms of cell count, ninety percent of you isn’t you at all.  Bacteria, though by mass they only make up about two percent of a human being, account for nine out of every ten cells inside you.  Some of them are beneficial, like the bacteria in your digestive …

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