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Mad Quickies: The Super Shiny New Year Edition

It’s the first day of 2016! Time to start fresh. Time to make some lists. Time to really dig in and get things done! … But hey, not so fast, you guys, *I’ve* got some lists and other cool link you’ll want to check out first. Onward! The Bad Astronomer …

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Mad Quickies: Deerhoof at CERN, Senior Yarn Bomber, Nameless Paints, Cosmonauts Artifacts, Fire-Breathers and More!

Don’t you love when the internet loses its composure over something really cool? I feel compelled to add to the Martian water craze so I got some nice things for ya’. Onward! “Cosmonauts” Exhibition Offers Rare Look at Soviet Space Artifacts in London. {via Surly Amy} As part of the …

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Mad Quickies: In which I over-explain Inceptionism, #ComboPhotos, Frozen Food, Sharks for Kids, an Origami Robot & More!

Holy Haleakala™, you guys! I can’t believe the weekend went by as fast as it did. I don’t know about you but I’m not quite ready for this whole “Monday” concept. Don’t mind me while I grab some pop tarts, a latte and my laptop and pull a blankie over …

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Mad Quickies: Groovy Rolling Pins, Tweeting Potholes, Plantable Books, Weird Research Photos and More!

Hello-o-o-o-o, People of Earth! If you don’t already know this, then I’m happy to report that Philae is alive and well and taking in the scenery again on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. [Props to the Bad Astronomer!] I think it was a matter of turning it off and then on again. I …

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Mad Quickies: Glass Cells, Wire Maps, Clumsy Robots, Breathtaking Spacescape Video and More!

Hello, hello! Don’t look now, but a new week is upon us. Let me make this a little easier on the eyes with these groovy Quickies. To begin… Inspired by cell division, artist Jiyong Lee creates translucent glass sculptures. {via Neil H.} The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America …

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Mad Quickies: Silver Hubble, Gamergate Booth Booted, Secret Music, Meteors, Moira and More!

Hey guys- happy mid-week and all that. You look like you need a little snack. I asked the fabulous Brian if we could switcheroo today and Friday so I will be your server today. Here ya’ go- have some tasty Quickies! The Bad Astronomer sez: Happy 25th anniversary, Hubble! and …

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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 …

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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, …

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