Lab Track: Every Age

Lab Track: Every Age

Today’s Lab Track comes via the suggestion of Skepchick writer Jamie Bernstein, and it’s sure to give you chills. (Hey, did you know chills are associated with dopamine activity in the brain’s reward system? I wrote about that a few years ago.) The video is also very timely, what with the Philae lander touching down on comet 67P last Wednesday and humanity going oh, yeah, we land... »

Lab Track: Anaconda, The Educational Version

Lab Track: Anaconda, The Educational Version

Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda”, which samples Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” and has a music video that requires viewers to take a cold shower afterward, has experienced its share of parodies. (Have you seen the Anaconda Fart Remix? It’s exactly what it says on the tin.) This one is by far my favorite. Sure, it’s educational, but it’s also incredibl... »

Atheist Blackout Poetry

The Bible Blacked Out: Dying Flesh

While surfing the internet I came upon Blackout Poetry.  The basic idea is to take words that are already written and create a poem from them using a black marker.  So, use an advertisement, or a newspaper, or a book.  hmmmm. I made all the atheist, creative, feminist, social justice warrior “juices” sing!  Ok, I’m tone deaf…so, it just put my brain in overdrive.  I immediately had an idea o... »

Trades… Of… Science!  FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics, Volume 1.

Trades… Of… Science! FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics, Volume 1.

Quantum tornados, localized time dilation, and fluctuating gravity are the workaday business of the Federal Bureau of Physics, a governmental organization tasked with handling “physics-related emergencies,” in Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez’s ongoing comic series FBP. In the universe they create, the normal rules of physics are bent and torn as parallel universes slide over each other, generatin... »

Painting of a Voltron Lion amongst the Mountains

Mad Quickies: Orgasms, Thrift Store Paintings, Enormous Sunspots and More!

It’s time for your Wednesday Quickies! I’m gathering links for you while listening to the new Ex Hex album and drinking a Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA, so everything is pretty great actually. Our pals at CosmoQuest are offering online classes including an “Astronomy in Literature” class being co-taught by astronomers and a poet! – Via Nicole Okay this one blew us at The ... »

Mad Quickies: Christ-as-Cellulite-Cream, the Politics of Dancing, Stoner Cookbook, Wolves and More!

Mad Quickies: Christ-as-Cellulite-Cream, the Politics of Dancing, Stoner Cookbook, Wolves and More!

Hey there, you seem a little down. Well, lookee what I’ve got here to cheer you up- some pretty sweet info-candy that’s actually good for you. Enjoy! Brazilian designer Gustavo Piqueira reimagines the Medieval Bible in a satirical 21st-century update. The resulting book Mateus, Marcos, Lucas e João is sumptuous. Creator of upcycled sweaters [love!], artist Kat O’Sullivan turned a dull ... »

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