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Mad Quickies 2.10 – Cephalopod Bedtime and Soap Bubble Cyclones

Mad Quickies 2.10 – Cephalopod Bedtime and Soap Bubble Cyclones

Bedtime for Invertebrates. These tiny felted cephalopods being tucked into bed are adorable. Take a picture of a bumblebee and help do science! Visualizing Character Interactions in The Hobbit, The Glass Menagerie and Kafka on the Shore Over on The Finch and Pea, Josh Witten talks about how Jargon will make Time Travel very confusing Etsy treasury of the day: The Wonderful World of Microbiology vi... »

Tricking the Light Fantastic: How to Use Photons to See Something Smaller Than a Photon

Tricking the Light Fantastic: How to Use Photons to See Something Smaller Than a Photon

A while back I compared visualizing something on the nanometer scale (like, for instance, a DNA strand) with optical microscopy to trying to see what a strand of yarn looked like by throwing beach balls at it. But because engineers can get around almost any rule, they’ve found a way to do just that. Read on for more about how it works, why it’s cool, and what it means. »

FtBCon 2 and Mad Art Lab Unite!

FtBCon 2 and Mad Art Lab Unite!

FtBCon is back, and Mad Art Lab is taking over! This weekend, you’ll have the chance to see some of your favorite Mad Art Labbers discuss topics like Artistic Secularism, Growing Up Godless, Social Media at Conferences, and the intersection of Veganism and Humanism! For those of you who aren’t familiar with FtBCon, it’s an online conference that is completely free to attend. Pane... »

Heather Hansen combines kinetic movement with art.

Mad Quickies 12.30

Internet search fails to show evidence of time travelers. (Of course, we all know this is because The Doctor is too smart to leave evidence.) The Hobbit‘s Dwarves and their stunt doubles.. “Dream good” Woodie Guthrie’s unbeatable New Year’s Resolutions Frozen Soap Bubbles. via Victor and Anne Amazingly lifelike sculptures of people. I can’t quite kick the cognit... »

with artillery/you greet your nuclear child/ am I the monster?

Mad Quickies 12.8

Well, I’m back! Much thanks to Evil Overlord in Exile Brian for taking over for me while my life did its best performance art version of black hole formation. (And now that I type that, I really want to find a performance art piece about black hole formation. Any leads, dear readers? Godzilla Haiku! via @drskyskull Bug Girl talks about Grace Hopper and actual computer bugs. Beautiful snowfla... »

Trick or Treat…or BRAINS!

Trick or Treat…or BRAINS!

Rob and I love “The Walking Dead” and, though the girls cannot under any circumstance watch it, they have also become similarly obsessed with the concept of all things zombies with the help of the video game “Plants Vs. Zombies”. This year’s idea for Halloween costumes was an easy choice: Zombies! There were several reasons I wanted to try zombie costumes: Ease: All t... »

Mad Quickies 11.8

Mad Quickies 11.8

Hey gang! Brian here, filling in for your Friday Quickies: Featured Image: Stuck for a title for your art exhibition? Try this random exhibition title generator by Rebecca Uchill. – via K Savage Whoa, what a list of great links: An A to Z of Art and Science. – via Jennifer Ouellette This one almost made me pee from laughing: Animations of Famous Paintings. Watch the video and try not t... »

Cursebrand – Chapter Fail

Cursebrand – Chapter Fail

Because of reasons, good ones I promise, I failed to get updates to my editor in time this week so there will be no cursebrand. Sorry to all of my loyal fan. We will be back next week with more suffering and misery for our favorite protagonist. »

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