Mad Art Cast with Elmo, Kristen Bell and Vaccines!

Mad Art Cast with Elmo, Kristen Bell and Vaccines!

This week we bring you a quickie episode of Mad Art Cast where the gang gives you a run down on vaccines! Vaccines are good. You should get them. You know who else agrees? The Surgeon General and Elmo. We discuss this adorable public service video and the fact that the actress Kristen bell stepping up to talk about why, after being skeptical, she decided to vaccinate her child. This week we discus... »

Mad Quickies: Lace Collages, Einstein Font, Cool NOVA Project, Rotoscoped Pins and More!

Mad Quickies: Lace Collages, Einstein Font, Cool NOVA Project, Rotoscoped Pins and More!

Happy Monday, darlings! Whether you’re starting your work week or ending a long weekend shift, it’s time to take a break and indulge in a little surfing. And you’re in luck- I have a hodgepodge of cool and curious things for you. Developed by the Life on Earth Project at Harvard’s School of Engineering, NOVA’s Evolution Lab is an interactive crash course on the histor... »

Mad Quickies: Gorey Etiquette, Lost Beastie Species, Homophobe Selfies, Alien Zoos and More!

Mad Quickies: Gorey Etiquette, Lost Beastie Species, Homophobe Selfies, Alien Zoos and More!

Hello my lovelies and welcome to the weekend! Doesn’t it feel like big, comfy bunny slippers? Snuggle up and enjoy these warm and fuzzy Quickies. And a hearty Happy Mother’s Day to all you people who are nurturing beings. We salute you! Hyacinthe Phypps offers the “right thing to say on every dubious occasion” in The Recently Deflowered Girl. You too can own these words of ... »

The Female Chef’s Table

The Female Chef’s Table

Apparently we still have to talk about the fact that female chefs are women, because the fact that they are women still matters. There is an artful new Netflix-produced documentary series called “Chef’s Table” that focuses on driven, innovative chefs. I just finished watching the episode about n/naka‘s Niki Nakayama (the only episode I’ve watched so far), and I have a... »

empathy card by emily mcdowell

Mad Quickies: Ruined Mosaics, Empathy Cards, Amy Schumer and More!

Hey gang, we got up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit here in Brooklyn yesterday, so I guess we’re just skipping right over Spring. But you know what we won’t skip? Your Wednesday Quickies! Dig in. Uh oh. We’ve seen this sort of thing before: There is an investigation over the condition of at least 10 Roman mosaics at the Hatay Archaeology Museum in Turkey. It looks as if the mosaics have... »

Gerty Radnitz Cori: Glycogen to Glucose, and Back Again (Women in Science 37)

Gerty Radnitz Cori: Glycogen to Glucose, and Back Again (Women in Science 37)

For a science teacher, perhaps the most dreaded question is “What Is Energy?” Sure, we have a standard answer – “The ability to do work” – but it’s a linguistic gloss over a principle so diverse in its manifestations that to go much further is to get lost amongst the equations and definitions that each branch of science has worked out for its favorite form... »

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