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The Best Neil deGrasse Tyson Intro Ever!

One week ago today at Apostacon in Omaha, Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke to a skeptic/atheist convention, a rarity for him, because, as he said that night, skeptics don’t need him to be a science communicator. His talk was typical Tyson, expansive, varying in subject, entertaining and engaging. The audience was held in rapt attention, there was even one point where the host attempted to move on t... »

Glass and steel table with elastic colored bands of prism colors

Mad Quickies: Open World Cat Video Game, Dancing Iron Filings, Behind The Scenes of Atheism and More!

Hey gang! I’ve got a really got a great bunch of links for you to check out today. Seriously, there is some true beauty and wonderment here. Over at The Nib, Matt Lubchansky reveals some of the backstage elements of organized atheism, in comic form. What if maps of cities on Earth were rendered to look like the Death Star? Seattle-based digital artist Eleanor Lutz is here to show us. This is... »

It Came From Teichmueller Space! The Mathematical Adventures of Maryam Mirzakhani

It Came From Teichmueller Space! The Mathematical Adventures of Maryam Mirzakhani

A square, who works as a lawyer in the two-dimensional world of Flatland, sits down with his hexagonal grandson:   Taking nine squares, each an inch every way, I had put them together so as to make one large square, with a side of three inches, and I had hence proved to my grandson that – though it was impossible to see the inside of the square – yet we might ascertain the number of square in... »

Numismatic Quilling

Numismatic Quilling

One aspect of art is pushing boundaries – both your’s and society’s.  They can be large or small or known-in-advance or sneak up on you while you are working. One of the creative things I do is quilling.  Previously, I’ve written about how it is steeped in religiosity and sexism.  I didn’t expect it to push my social justice buttons in the here and now though! I know someone that... »

Mad Quickies: parasite specimen, oldest icosahedron, the ancient chicken/egg conundrum and more

Mad Quickies: parasite specimen, oldest icosahedron, the ancient chicken/egg conundrum and more

Just squeaking in with the Monday Quickies here. If you haven’t yet acclimated to your new week, here- this might help. Fighter pilot turned Avenger, Carol Susan Jane Danvers headlines her hundredth issue in the Marvel Universe. Here are Captain Marvel’s 10 Definitive Issues. Is this the oldest d20 on Earth? because if it is, that’s damn awesome. The Metropolitan Museum of Art ow... »

Girls on Games Interview

Girls on Games Interview

I was recently interviewed by Girls On Games and, as far as I can tell, did not make a complete ass of myself. @Brianna_Melina was an utterly delightful interviewer and did a great job of not making me feel naked in front of the camera (I’m not wearing any pants) »

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