Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Nye On Netflix, Islamophobia Guide, Solar Shingles, Arrival Clips and More!

Happy Friday, all y’all! I hope this finds you planning an excellent weekend which, for some of you, might span three days. Let’s get a jump on your fun activities, shall we? Pencils down! Surf’s up! Here’s some excellent news: Bill Nye lands a Netflix Talk Show… FOR SCIENCE! And …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Crocheted Animal Skeletons, T-Rex Autopsy, Bill Nye Cussing and More!

Hello friends, We’ve come to the middle of the week and I’ve come to bring you these Quickies. Read them, experience them, share them. Oh wow. Philly artist Caitlin McCormack uses crochet to make these gorgeous animal skeletons. -Via Smashley A T-Rex autopsy? Okay, sure. -Via CriticalDragon When I have …


Bill Nye Explains Evolution with Emoji

Viral-content website Mashable recently asked Bill Nye if he could explain the basic concepts of evolution using emoji. The idea was that the generation that grew up with Bill Nye explaining science to them (yours truly, for one) didn’t have the luxury of text messaging, cat memes, or videos of …


Watch Isaac Newton in a Rap Battle with Bill Nye

We’ve featured Epic Rap Battles of History here at the Lab before — the YouTube series dresses two rappers up as historic figures and pits them against each other to debate their respective achievements in rhyme. It’s the best. There are plenty of battles between sci-fi characters (Doc Brown vs. …

Paper dolls available in the Skepchick party room at CONvergence. Photo by @christina39ap.

A Sandbox of Scientist Paper Dolls

Did you miss SkepchickCON? Wish you could have been there with us? We wish you could have been there too! So we’ve brought a little piece of SkepchickCON back home to you: our Geek Art workshop, full of scientist paper dolls. The whole set is here, and we’re already plotting …

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Bill Nye the Paper Doll Guy

Ok, I admit, that's a terrible headline. But the paper doll isn't so terrible. Color him in, dress him up, invite some of his friends to come over and hang out. Click for larger view.


Autotune the Cosmos

Weekends are the time for internet videos. I recently discovered Symphony of Science, a series of amazing songs and music videos created by John Boswell, which are made by splicing together recordings of talks and TV shows by prominent scientists like Carl Sagan, Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Stephen …