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Mad Quickies 4.22

Broken Butterflies – Artist Anne ten Donkelaar restores butterfly specimens. Or does she reinvent them?

Happy 75th birthday, Lois Lane! You matter.

Over at The Finch and Pea, they’re highlighting the art of Janice Ho, who makes beautiful metal sculptures showing insect life cycles, chloroplasts and other wonderful things.

Stephen Grenade makes your nightmares even worse: Even if you don’t blink, the Weeping Angels will still get you.

Strangely Beautiful – Prosthetics Through Time

BirdstagramThe Avian Reconditioning Center  uses instagram to chronicle the lives of their birds.

Sloth Princesses! – If this doesn’t make you happy, nothing will.

Because industrial design is gorgeous too: Shipbuilding

Science as Art competition – The Materials Research Society sponsors an biannual contest for artistic images of materials. And they’re breathtaking. I particularly love the “flower” that would smell like rotten fish.

Awesome Pinterest Board of the Week: scimomof2’s Microscopic Beauty

Kickass Cosplay of the Week: Aria vs. Wrex Propped Up Creations

Magnetic putty will eat EVERYTHING. And look strangely sensuous doing so.

Feautured Image: A prosthetic toe from a 910-750bce mummy from a tomb in Luxor. via from the Prosthetics through Time slideshow.

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Seelix, aka Emily, is a Science Communicator, Forensic Anthropologist, Costumer and QA Analyst, sometimes, but not usually, all at once. Emily can usually be found lurking in dark corners of the internet as Seelix on Twitter, on Google+ and even occasionally at her blog This View of Life.

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