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The Doomsday Clock

It’s three minutes to midnight. That’s what it says on the clock graphic of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists web site. That iconic image known as the Doomsday Clock is meant to be an indicator of the current level of some of the existential threats facing humanity. The Bulletin …

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Mad Quickies: Maker Life, YInMn Blue, Unequal Scenes, Puppy Robot and More!

We made it, you guyz: it’s the weekend- and not a moment too soon! If you have a few minutes, you will probably find something to amuse/inspire/inform you in this humble list of cool links. Surf’s up! Here’s some awesome news: our fearless leader was featured in Make magazine and …

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Mad Art Cast: Salamanders, Axolotls and Digital Drawing with Ethan Kocak

It’s another fabulous episode of Mad Art Cast with special guest cartoonist/illustrator Ethan Kocak! Listen in as we talk about salamanders, axolotls and digital drawing techniques! Good times and great info! Show links: For finding out if your representatives have accepted contributions from the NRA: Who is my Voice Procreate …

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Mad Quickies: Ancient Lost Cities, NSFW Hump Day GIFs, Art Crimes and More!

Well hey there gang, your old pal Brian has got your mid-week Quickies all ready to go for you. There’s no time to lose because there’s hidden cities to be read about! Go! Your weekly ART CRIMES. As promised (by me), archaeologists have discovered medieval cities hidden by the jungle …

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NASA WANTS YOU, YES YOU
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Scenes from a MAL: NASA Wants YOU!

Sometimes we get a little excited about things on the MAL backchannel, where we all use as a nerdy playground full of of resources, links, and gifs. So last week when NASA released these awesome new posters, there was some squeeing. From: Jim, along with the original link NASA wants Mars explorers, …

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Tech Writer Explains Fashion

Ladies, I would like to inform you of something: Fashion is trying to sell you a fantasy. I know, right? So surprise. Much awe. But don’t worry, Slate is here to explain it to you. Our esteemed Gentleman Tech Writer isn’t sure if you realized that a company primarily known …

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Why John Cleese, why?

Yesterday morning, John Cleese–yes, that John Cleese–kicked off a breathtaking series of tweets with this gem: No. A sense of humour goes with a sense of perspective,which the PC police lack.Seriously,what do PCPs find funny ? https://t.co/AoqQ1BH9tx — John Cleese (@JohnCleese) June 19, 2016   Now, OK, aside from the obvious …

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The Making of Supergirl

I’ve been working on a new costume for a while now, and it’s been a bit of an adventure. Most of the costume work that I do is in metal. I like metal. I know metal. I know how it flows, and stretches, and drapes, and folds. That is to say, I know …

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Mad Art Cast: Salamanders, Axolotls and Digital Drawing with Ethan Kocak

It’s another fabulous episode of Mad Art Cast with special guest cartoonist/illustrator Ethan Kocak! Listen in as we talk about salamanders, axolotls and digital drawing techniques! Good times and great info! Show links: For finding out if your representatives have accepted contributions from the NRA: Who is my Voice Procreate …

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When Memory Has Gone: The Neuroscience of Suzanne Corkin (Women in Science 66)

Forgetting is the horrible, beautiful necessity that keeps the past from swallowing the present but that, given too free a hand, picks apart the very strands of selfhood.  As recently as a half century ago, since we didn’t understand memory we had no idea of how to account for its …

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Playing an Art Show – On Site

Monday I talked all about how I prepare to play music at an art show. Lots of lists and a pile of panic get me right to the door, but once I’m inside there’s a bit more that needs doing. It helps me burn up the nervous energy on the …

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