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Mad Quickies: Pretty Pitties, raptor trike, UV voodoo, Kahlo cookies and more!

Mad Quickies: Pretty Pitties, raptor trike, UV voodoo, Kahlo cookies and more!

Happy Weekend, everyone! I’m eating raw almonds and drinking diet grapefruit soda. I’m pretty sure I’m doing this snack thing wrong. But I’ll tell you what’s right- I’ve got a bunch of awesome Quickies! Enjoy! Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution is an exquisitely poignant photo series by Sophie Gamand who sought to portray this misunderstood group in a dif... »

Mad Quickies: edible LEGOs, five bucks a logo, spirograph pancakes and more!

Mad Quickies: edible LEGOs, five bucks a logo, spirograph pancakes and more!

It’s been one heck of an emotional week on this planet—for all sorts of reasons. I’m going to start off here with a very personal share by Jamie Kilstein but then I’m going to serve up some light and bright moments because you all deserve that. Hugs and more hugs, you guys. Comedian Jamie Kilstein writes How Robin Williams Helped Me Out of My Depression. {via Courtney} Know any g... »

Mad Quickies 10.2

Mad Quickies 10.2

The Bad Astronomer reports: By Odin’s Beard! Natalie Portman and Thor Inspire Girls to Study Science. And Marvel is holding a contest: Seeking the next Jane Foster. Artist Mica Angela Hendricks draws faces and lets her 4-year-old draw the bodies. The result is awesomely weird! You can buy the prints. {via Smashley} Armed with a scalpel, the extraordinarily talented [and mots likely patient] Myriam... »

Mad Quickies 3.27

Mad Quickies 3.27

Does it feel like Friday or is it just me? We’ve got some hella great stuff here, so let’s begin… The Lenape made a damn fine potato chip. Unfortunately, it was also kind of toxic. Maggie Koerth-Baker wrote The case of the poison potato. {via Elizabeth F.} Hey, the Bad Astronomer made this list! 140 best twitter feeds of 2013. {via Amanda D.} Alexis Ohanian asks Dear Fellow Geeks... »

Mad Quickies 3.13

Mad Quickies 3.13

Pixar’s senior scientist, Tony DeRose, explains how math makes the movies and games we love. {via Mary B.} It’s not too late to buy John Coulthart’s 2013 Cthulhu Calendar. You Are Stardust teaches kids about the universe via gorgeous illustrated dioramas Mahendra Nazar draws some darn adorable Microbiological friends. Retail find: Manhattan Subway Tape. Pretty pictures from the w... »

Mad Quickies 3.6

Mad Quickies 3.6

Thomas Kellner created large-scale panoramas of famous locations using 35mm film. Gorgeous! {via Steve D.} Very cool series: Murad Osmann’s girlfriend leads the Russian photographer around the world. Illustrations from 1913 or “Decontextualized spot-illustrations from days of yore,” said Steve. {via Emily} Minimalist typographic tributes to scientists and their discoveries. {via ... »

Mad Quickies 1.30

Mad Quickies 1.30

From “Come Fly With Me” to “Thus Spake Zarathrustra” (natch), “Wake-Up Calls” is the playlist used by NASA to wake crews in space. [pdf] • Bad Astronomer gives us The Art of the Pale Blue Dot inked by Gavin Aung Than. Vid included. {via Mary B} • Alien cake toppers. {via Steve D.} • How to make a Bragota from the Bogata Rakes in bra underwire. {via Anne S.} • Ry... »

Mad Quickies 1.16

Mad Quickies 1.16

PlaGMaDA: The Play Generated Map & Document Archive. Head ‘asplode! {via Maggie} Video Essay When Movies Meet Video Games by the super-smart Matthias Stork. Wunderkammer for the pocket: Webster’s Pictorial, nomad edition will charm you, amaze you and possibly spark ideas. Macro and micro imaging: City lights look like neurons thanks to the ISS. Do you use the Yellow Pages? No? Then opt o... »

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