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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... »

Mad Quickies 1.2

Mad Quickies 1.2

In case you didn’t know it, Maki is a rockstar! Resolution – at xkcd NASA considers building $2.6 billion asteroid-grabbing space robot. Gary Kumparak built a little TARDIS and it’s bigger on the inside. {via Madfishmonger} An interactive guide to blog typography. 100 wooden toy cars by 100 designers. Super cool! How to make galaxy shoes. {via Smashley} Jump for more! »

Mad Quickies 10.19

Mad Quickies 10.19

It’s the Friday Quickies! There’s so much going on here…let’s begin! We love Greta Christina. She’s going through a very tough time but we can all help. {via Anne S.} In 1847, civil engineer Oliver Byrne penned The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid. For a closer look, page through this gem. Goldilocks – a cautionary tale. {via @BadAstronomer} 3 beanbags and 26... »

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