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ArtChemistryScience

Capsaicin and The Science Inside Hot Peppers

My painting that teaches a bit about the bite that bites back in chili peppers is complete! *This post was originally posted on my Patreon. If you enjoy science communication through art please consider supporting my project here. I used the Padrón pepper as my model and muse for this …

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Ada Lovelace and the Curious Practice of Programming for Non-Existent Computers (Women in Science 45)

What did Ada Lovelace do? She is one of the most fetishized scientists today – at conventions when I’m taking sketch commissions she ranks just behind Tesla (speaking of massively if justifiably fetishized historical figures) and Newton as my most requested scientist.  But when I ask Why Ada Lovelace, I …

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BiologyMedicineNatureScienceScience & Nature

Yet another high profile paper about yet another epigenome that says the same thing, yet again.

A recent study developed a new way of probing the genome for “accessible” sites, and found the same things that we’ve been seeing for years.

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Guns N Taxonomy: The Vertebrate Biology of Annie Alexander (Women in Science 44)

As a rule, our favorite flavors of scientist are the theoretical and experimental – we tend to like them either sitting in a chair creating beautiful abstractions from nothing or heroically chained to an elaborate apparatus, wrenching the universe’s secrets from its reluctant clutches.  And those are marvelous ways of …

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Mad Art Cast: Lady Viagra Quickie

Recently, something the media is calling “Viagra for women” was in the news, and is on it’s way to being approved by the FDA for use. This week’s quickie episode has us (well, mostly A) all ranty about it. No, seriously, this is your fair warning — A uses the f-word a lot. …

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First: The Astrophysics and Astronautics of Sally Ride. (Women in Science 43)

Heroes are supposed to be monodimensional, startling and exceptional in one narrow aspect of life and a complex, barely functioning mess when it comes to everything else.  It makes us comfortable as normal humans – “Well, I might not have written Der Ring des Nibelungen, but at least I’m not …

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ArtPaintingScience

Art About Von Economo Neurons

This is a painting I created with the oversight of neuroscientist and opera singer, Indre Viskontas. This painting is part of my ongoing Patreon project and was originally posted there. This piece of art is meant to highlight the largest and most recently evolved neurons in the brain called, Von …

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Mad Art Cast: Neuroscience and Music with Special guest Indre Viskontas

Welcome to another episode of Mad Art Cast! This episode is super special because we have a brilliant guest who is a neuroscientist AND an opera singer! Joining us this week is Indre Viskontas! Indre is an expert at blending art and science and we are so excited to have …

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