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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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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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