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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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Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments Opens in NYC

Friend of the Lab Hai-Ting Chinn (you might know her from that time she sang the ingredients of a Twinkie on the Wendy Williams Show) has a big announcement: after years of work and countless collaborations, her two-woman show Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments is opening in New York …

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Trajectories: Katherine Johnson’s Orbital Mathematics. (Women in Science 60)

Before NASA, there was NACA, an oddball collection of aeronautics nerds using black box data and wind tunnel analysis to figure out as much as they could about the science of flight.  Calculations, done almost entirely by hand, were the coursing lifeblood of the organization.  Those calculations were handled by …

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Mad Art Cast #SciArt and the Blackest Black with Glendon Mellow

Welcome to an exciting episode of Mad Art Cast with special guest artist Glendon Mellow who is well known and loved for his fabulous writing at the Symbiartic blog at Scientific American. We talk to Glendon about the origins of the #sciart hashtag which has, over the past few years …

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Mad Art Cast and The Orbital Mechanics of Starkiller Base

Welcome to the latest episode of Mad Art Cast! We have a special guest! Joining us this week is Mindy Townsend who is a lawyer who has now decided to get a physics degree! Her interest? Space! That not enough to convince you that she is fabulous? Well in her …

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Dr Phil Plait aka The Bad Astronomer Explains Gravitational Waves

Welcome to episode #45 of Mad Art Cast! We were honored to have our good friend, author and expert science communicator, the brilliant Dr. Phil Plait join us! Dr. Phil Plait, famously known as The Bad Astronomer was kind enough to spend some time with us to help us understand …

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Space Innovation and Creativity with JPL Engineer Asad Aboobaker

This episode of Mad Art Cast has a special guest who knows a thing or two about heat and spacecrafts. Our special guest for this episode is the always charming and brilliant, Asad Aboobaker. Asad is an engineer for NASA at JPL who specializes in finding ways to radiate heat …

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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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