Mad Art Cast Episode #5 – Zodiac!

Mad Art Cast Episode #5 – Zodiac!

We’re back with Episode #5! Mad Art Cast Quickie! A Kovacs, the resident non-artist on the ‘cast, brings up a post about art of the signs of the zodiac, and how it messed with her critical thinking mind. If you like our ‘cast please rate us on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher! Show notes: The original post, with awesome zodiac art: 12 Zodiac Signs Reborn As Horrifying Monsters ... »

Lab Track: Rocketman by Iron Horse

Lab Track: Rocketman by Iron Horse

In general, I tend to shy away from old classics as Lab Tracks in favor of new science-themed songs that few people know about, just because I like introducing people to new songs and artists. It’s not to say old classics aren’t just as worthy of having their own feature; it’s just that we all probably know about them already, so why go over them again? That’s why this part... »

What A Saxophone Looks Like: A Lesson for Stock Photographers

What A Saxophone Looks Like: A Lesson for Stock Photographers

Earlier this week, the Texas Classroom Teachers Association posted an image that was supposed to spread the word about Music in Our Schools Month and celebrate all the benefits a high-quality music education has to offer. Unfortunately, whoever was responsible for the image did not get a high-quality music education. For those of you unfamiliar with the intricacies of the saxophone: it requires a ... »

This is the Painting That Started My #Patreon Project

This is the Painting That Started My #Patreon Project

I wanted to do a painting about DNA and so I did. But what I didn’t understand at the time was that those cool looking bars that connect the two sides of the DNA strand are called base pairs and that there are four specific types of nucleotide pairing. What that means is if you are going to accurately represent DNA you can only use four colors within those “bars” and that two of ... »

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Mad Quickies: Free Art Books, Asphyxia, Archizoo, Kafka Covers, Bad Dinos and More!

Mad Quickies: Free Art Books, Asphyxia, Archizoo, Kafka Covers, Bad Dinos and More!

You guys, our trusty correspondent and art guy of major skills, Brian, is off on a seekrit assignment. I can never adequately match his awesomeness at Quickifying the net for you but I can humbly offer these fab links. Enjoy! I’m going to lead with this but after you read it, you might be pretty busy for a while. Please do remember to return to read the rest of the Quickies. Download 422 Fre... »

Belle Benchley and the Creation of the Modern Zoo (Women in Science 34)

Belle Benchley and the Creation of the Modern Zoo (Women in Science 34)

Think back to your last zoo trip. More likely than not, most of the larger animals were contained in open air facilities, with features tailored to the animal’s native landscape. The animals probably had free access to sleeping quarters away from the public view, and diets based upon their natural food sources. You might not have seen it, but there was almost definitely an on-site veterinary... »

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