Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller

Mad Quickies: Nature Makes Its Articles Free, The World at Night, Anatomy of a Gummi Bear and More!

Hey gang, it’s time for your mid-week feeding of Mad Quickies. Here comes the airplane! The journal Nature has made their articles, going all the way back to 1869, available for free! Ben Coffman is a photographer who specializes in landscape astrophotography featuring the Milky Way. These fantastic photographs show the night sky sans light pollution. Interview included! I love, love, love t... »

Adventures in Chimpland: The Primatology Revolution of Jane Goodall. (Women in Science 26)

Adventures in Chimpland: The Primatology Revolution of Jane Goodall. (Women in Science 26)

Of all the figures I’ve done on Women In Science this year, none have evoked such instant and unequivocal expressions of admiration and downright love as Jane Goodall. “You’re doing Goodall next? She’s my absolute hero!” “I want her to adopt me.” “Goodall is the one who inspired me to do field research.” “She is my favorite living person,... »

Tim Vortex: Episode 2

Tim Vortex: Episode 2

Death By Puppets presents the next episode in our series Tim Vortex! The Last Spacemaster. This was the piece we performed for the DragonCon Puppet slam this year, and was also performed as part of another show with our friends at Felt Nerdy for the TimeGate convention this past spring. And somehow, I still see all the flaws in our puppeteering. »

Infinite Monkey Cage is Going on a US Tour

Infinite Monkey Cage is Going on a US Tour

Back in August, I posted about The Infinite Monkey Cage, a podcast I had discovered thanks to fellow Labber Ryan. It’s hosted by physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince, and it is everything I’ve ever wanted in a podcast — it makes me learn and it makes me laugh. So imagine my excitement when I learned that this podcast, which usually stays put in its cozy UK home, is flying ... »

Mad Quickies: Morbid Anatomy and Lit, Snowshoe Art, Lego Birds and More!

Mad Quickies: Morbid Anatomy and Lit, Snowshoe Art, Lego Birds and More!

It’s Cider Monday! How do ya’ like them apples? Maria Popova always curates wonderful lists of books. She is my first go-to for book gift ideas. See what I mean: Here are 14 great children’s books celebrating science. Think you know all the most interesting things about [Lab favorite] Joanna Ebenstein of the Morbid Anatomy Museum? Betcha’ don’t know her Desert Island ... »

Mad Quickies: a Frozen Plane, a Fiery Critic, Female Film Artists, Thanksgiving Talking Points and More

Mad Quickies: a Frozen Plane, a Fiery Critic, Female Film Artists, Thanksgiving Talking Points and More

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone, wherever you are! How Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Meals. Not only deliciously clever and cool, but these images are available as limited edition prints with 10% of the profits benefiting the SF-Marin Food Bank. {via Anne S.} Of these 50 groundbreaking female film artists, how many are you familiar with? What, you might ask, is the photo trend we’ve a... »

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