That time we went to NASA

That time we went to NASA

This past weekend, Nasa Ames had an open house to celebrate their 75th anniversary — something that hasn’t happened in 17 years. It was amazing, and some of you probably couldn’t make it on account of not being in the bay area (or not being up all night the night they released tickets). We went, and took some pictures! One of the coolest parts for me was being able to go inside h... »

ceramic shard sculpture

Mad Quickies: Life-Sized Scrap Metal Hulk, Utopian Optical Illusion, Guys On Tinder Posing With Art and Much More!

Hey art nerds! It’s time for your Wednesday Quickies. This time I’m actually doing laundry *while* I do the write-up. I have to go back to the laundromat in 15, so let’s get moving! You know those heart-shaped lockets where each person can take half of the heart and be in a long distance relationship but also in love? (that’s what they’re for, right?) Well, what if su... »

Mad Quickies: Last Gasp Books, Animal Activist Art, Your Privacy, Shakespearean Insults and More!

Mad Quickies: Last Gasp Books, Animal Activist Art, Your Privacy, Shakespearean Insults and More!

You guys, I have no idea where today went but I do have some Quickies to show for it. And I want to share them with you! Fund some truly weird art and get some truly amazing rewards! The “Last Gasp Publishing” Kickstarter clock is ticking. {via @CriticalDragon1177} Fabulous Cat Papers produces anatomically embroidered notebooks. {via @planetx} Asher Jay is trying to save world’s most t... »

Mad Quickies: Crematory Chronicles, Beautiful Chemistry, Kangaroo Fisticuffs and more!

Mad Quickies: Crematory Chronicles, Beautiful Chemistry, Kangaroo Fisticuffs and more!

YOU GUYS, OMIGODZ IT’S THE WEEKEND AND HERE ARE SOME QUICKIES PEACE OUT! [falls to floor] Caitlin Doughty’s “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory” – a book review by Tonya Hurley. Buy the book! Beautiful Chemistry is a project collaboration between the Institute of Advanced Technology at the University of Science and Technology of China and Tsi... »

The Mona Lisa with Rowan Atkinson Instead

Mad Quickies: Rowan Atkinson In Famous Paintings, Printable Makeup, Inktober and More, More, More!

Well hello there. It’s time for the Wednesday Quickies and I can’t wait to share these links with you. Yes. You, Devin. It’s that time of year again. It’s time for Inktober! Do a drawing every day and post it with the hashtag #inktober. Here’s what’s on offer at Twitter. I’m so jealous of artist Nunzio Paci’s artwork. It blends nature with anatomy. L... »

Summing the Cosmos: Henrietta Swan Leavitt and The Saga of the Cepheid Stars (Women in Science 22)

Summing the Cosmos: Henrietta Swan Leavitt and The Saga of the Cepheid Stars (Women in Science 22)

Astronomy is the sifting science. Its practitioners rake the sky, star by star, collecting and cataloguing, and when they are done, they begin again, through years and decades and generations. What they leave behind are reams of papers, or stacks of photographic plates, singing to the future the shape of the sky they knew. Today, pouring over those records is the job of machines, which take the te... »

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