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Mad Quickies: Friendship is Madness, Tiny Monsters, Papercut Anatomy and Much More!

Hey gang, Brian here with your mid-week Quickies. There’s lots of cool things and frightening things to look at, but I bid you look at them all the same. Do it for me. These are so, *so* good. Wee monsters drawn on Post-its by Don Kenn. -Via Courtney It’s all right there in the title, “Friendship Is Madness”. My Little Pony as Cthulhu. -Via Ryan Hey, um, remember that new S... »

Sunflowers, Suffragists, and Artistic Development in Children

Sunflowers, Suffragists, and Artistic Development in Children

To pay the bills, I work as support staff in an Early Childhood Education Centre. I’m lucky in that I very much enjoy this job, especially when I get to design art activities for the children. Earlier this year, my preschool class planted some sunflowers outside in our garden. All spring the children watered the flowers as they grew, and learned about plants in the classroom. Shortly after o... »

Mad Quickies: in which the Soviets win this round.

Mad Quickies: in which the Soviets win this round.

It’s the Friday Quickies! Pencils down! Surf’s up! Kate Norlander is working hard to make her book venture a reality: Geek Culture, a coffee-table book about CONvergence, the Minnesota sci-fi and fantasy convention. Norlander teamed with photographer Emmerlee Sherman and her assistant, Russ Gamache. Let’s Kickstart this, you guys. In this segment from The Moth, astronaut Michael ... »

Detail from title page of J.S. Bach's Well-tempered Clavier

SoD X-post: Wikipedia 1, U Chicago News Office 0

[This post originally appeared on School of Doubt. Read it there or catch the beginning below.] I was browsing my news feed today when I came across the following video, posted by the University of Chicago’s News Office.   Since I’m about to get very critical, let me first talk briefly about the things Cheng does well in this video: 1) She gives a mostly understandable layperson&#... »

ATLAS Soared: Fabiola Gianotti and the Discovery of a Higgs Particle (Women In Science 19)

ATLAS Soared: Fabiola Gianotti and the Discovery of a Higgs Particle (Women In Science 19)

In a corner of a room, tucked unostentatiously away from the notice of the raving hordes of just barely contained school children using their field trip to Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science to wreak havoc, there lies behind glass a hundred year old circular object no bigger than a water canteen. It’s the world’s first cyclotron, held together by wire and wax, and built by Ernest O Lawrence in 19... »

Make a Thing Wednesday

Make a Thing Wednesday

Hello Madlabbers! It’s hump day, you know what that means?! It’s ‘Make a Thing’ Wednesday! Let’s recap what happened last week to get our creative juices flowing like MRA tears: SurlyAmy sewed some things with her friend, Maria. Brian George showed us progress on his awesome microscope drawing. Brandy Jefferys worked on the beginnings of a cool couples portrait. Laure... »

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