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Generations: The Story of Women in Neutrino Research (Women in Science 78).

The most powerful force in the study of physics is not gravity or electromagnetism. It is not love, or courage. It is accounting. “But that doesn’t quite add up” has produced heartache and exhilaration in equal measure, and the tantalization created by blank space in the universe’s checkbook has pushed …

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Rotten underneath

Welp, this month in US politics has been a nightmare, and among the ways I’m dealing with the stress is via architectural metaphor. I know, I know, it IS the most obvious method of self-expression for someone who isn’t an architect. So! Here’s a thing I made! This was a …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Lunar Mission Film, TSA Instagram, Kafka Animations, Punk Conflagration and More!

How ya’ doing, gang? I hope all y’all had a lovely weekend, or a lovely lo-o-o-ong weekend like my American homefries with the Thanksgiving thing. I’ve got some extra-good links for you. Let’s not delay! Illustrator Maxim Shkret makes elegant dimensional renderings of animals and people. “There is no space …

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Art Inquisition: Are We Making America Great?

A billboard on Highway 80 outside of Jackson, MS simply reads “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.” Aside from the fine print, that is the only text, printed in bold capitals over an iconic 1965 image by photographer Spider Martin, depicting a standoff between police and protestors on ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, AL. The …

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Holes in Humanity

This weekend, Cards Against Humanity has launched another Black Friday campaign. This year, if you give them money, they’ll dig a hole. That’s it. So far they’re over eighty thousand dollars. That’s a lot of money to throw into a hole. As an idea, it’s kind of funny. When it …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: High-Tech Tractors, SciFi Standouts, Bad Black Friday Deals, Nifty Gifts, OK Go Hijinks and More!

Howdy, y’all! I hope your weekend is super relaxing or productive, whichever your jam. I have your justified diversion right here- some smart, sassy Quickies for you. Let’s go! Who knew my moment of zen with my morning coffee today would be this. Hypnotic videos of high-tech tractors. That tulip …

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FictionGeekeryWriting

Harry Potter and the Consequences of Overthinking Children’s Literature

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve spent much more time lately thinking about Harry Potter than is typically considered healthy for a grown man. Over the past few months, I’ve rewatched the movies, played the Lego games, read most of the books, listened to podcasts, and spent a …

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  • User AvatarCelia Yost Yay! If it wasn't recognizable to locals then I'd really worry. – Nov 29, 9:20 PM
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  • User Avatarcriticaldragon1177 Donna, Speaking of art, here's something else that might interest you, especially since Christmas is coming up. A Natural History of the Fantastic - Book... – Nov 24, 12:06 AM
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Harry Potter and the Consequences of Overthinking Children’s Literature

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve spent much more time lately thinking about Harry Potter than is typically considered healthy for a grown man. Over the past few months, I’ve rewatched the movies, played the Lego games, read most of the books, listened to podcasts, and spent a …

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ArtVisual Art

Rotten underneath

Welp, this month in US politics has been a nightmare, and among the ways I’m dealing with the stress is via architectural metaphor. I know, I know, it IS the most obvious method of self-expression for someone who isn’t an architect. So! Here’s a thing I made! This was a …

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ComicphysicsScienceUncategorized

Generations: The Story of Women in Neutrino Research (Women in Science 78).

The most powerful force in the study of physics is not gravity or electromagnetism. It is not love, or courage. It is accounting. “But that doesn’t quite add up” has produced heartache and exhilaration in equal measure, and the tantalization created by blank space in the universe’s checkbook has pushed …

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Holes in Humanity

This weekend, Cards Against Humanity has launched another Black Friday campaign. This year, if you give them money, they’ll dig a hole. That’s it. So far they’re over eighty thousand dollars. That’s a lot of money to throw into a hole. As an idea, it’s kind of funny. When it …

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