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Mad Quickies: Nye On Netflix, Islamophobia Guide, Solar Shingles, Arrival Clips and More!

Happy Friday, all y’all! I hope this finds you planning an excellent weekend which, for some of you, might span three days. Let’s get a jump on your fun activities, shall we? Pencils down! Surf’s up!

Here’s some excellent news: Bill Nye lands a Netflix Talk Show… FOR SCIENCE! And guess who is Head Science Writer… friend of the Lab, The Bad Astronomer himself! Via Amy

Korean illustrator Jungho Lee has a quiet, dreamy style. His recent work is a poignant reverie, featuring books as visual metaphors.

You can watch a a few clips from “Arrival”. I’m pretty excited about this film, crossing my fingers that the science is good and not Prometheus-level inanity.

Elon Musk’s SolarCity will be developing “solar shingles” for your house. Via Amy

Paris-based illustrator who goes by the name of Maeril made a guide that shows what to do when you see Islamophobia.

Design Nerdz and really Everyone, Actually: FamilyMart and UNY merger results in fantastically offensive logo.

Pakistan based artist Asma Javeri‘s miniature print series “101bpm” features an anatomical heart in everyday bjects.

Official White House Photographer Pete Souza has shot a couple million photos of the Obama presidency and you can check out his White House flickr account.


“Pickle” is a heartwarming film about a couple who rescues animals with unusual medical conditions.

Pickle – the trailer

from the page
Pickle is an ode to man’s capacity to care for all creatures throughout their sometimes greatly protracted existence until their occasionally sudden and unfortunate demise.


Head Gardener Trevor Jones gives us a tour of …

The Poison Garden

from the page
Locked behind black steel doors in Northumberland, England, the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle grows around 100 infamous killers. From deadly nightshade to hemlock, the only way a plant can take root in this garden is if it is lethal to humans. Created by the Duchess of Northumberland, this is one garden where you won’t want to stop and smell the flowers.


Featured image is by Jungho Lee.


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