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the tragedy of dian fossey. (women in science 64)

There are people to whom it is given to wait alone on humanity’s dark edge and stand against all the worst of our collective impulses:  our greed, our indifference, our manic need for glory, our revelry in the conquering of the unfortunate and powerless, everything that civilization struggles daily to …

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Mad Art Cast Pairing Wine with Scientists

Welcome to a another fabulous episode of Mad Art Cast! This week we welcome back special guest and wine expert, Julia Burke! Last time Julia joined us she taught us a lot about wine while picking out the perfect varietals that would pair well with some famous artists. SO much …

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Mad Art Cast: Modern Day Art Restoration Using Nanotechnology

A lot of art created in the last 60 years or so has been created using plastics and paper as mediums. This has altered the way that art restoration has to deal with maintaining famous pieces, particularly those from the the famed “Pop Art” movement. Dealing with plastic is much …

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The Billion Roads From Here to There: The Graph Theory Combinatorics of Fan Chung (Women in Science 63)

“Well, some go this way, some go that way.  But as for me, myself, personally, I prefer the short-cut.” – The Cheshire Cat   Every morning we wake to a deafening barrage of choice, decisions that crackle and branch to more choices and more decisions that daunt enumeration.  How can …

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Mad Art Cast with Rebecca Watson

Welcome to another episode Mad Art Cast! This week we convinced our benevolent dictator of the this here glorious network to be our special guest! That’s right! Rebecca Watson joins the cast to discuss how she uses Patreon and Youtube as her artistic medium to communicate science and how she …

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From ATP to MRI: Mildred Cohn’s Pioneering Work in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (Women in Science 62)

ATP is the stuff of life.  Without it, cell communication shuts down, muscles freeze, and anything requiring ready energy (which is to say, darn near everything) stops.  For biologists, it’s a critically important molecule to understand, but most of its secrets remained locked up until one person, who was very …

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A Million Dollar Mad Art Cast with Special Guest Dr Pamela Gay

This podcast is worth a million bucks. 11.5 million to be exact! That’s the amount of grant money given to science communicator and astronomer Dr Pamela Gay’s research and outreach program known as Cosmo Quest! And we are SO darn happy about it! Many of us here at Mad Art …

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A Bay of Botany: Alice Eastwood’s Nine Decades and Three Hundred Thousand Specimens. (Women in Science 61)

April 18, 1906, and Alice Eastwood’s lunch bag hangs casually from a mastodon’s tusk while outside, a proud city burns.  It’s the morning of the great San Francisco earthquake and Eastwood’s first response is not to secure the protection of her own home and valuables, but to run to the …

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