Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: a dog in a unicorn mask and other stories

It’s the Friday Quickies! Cocktails down; surf’s up! Artist Andrew DeGraff has an upcoming art show called Cartography. Did you know: the sound of a kiss was made by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Voyager’s golden record, The Sounds of Earth”? Lookee here – Hubble made some modern art. The …

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#MALCosmos Live-Tweet Recap

Last night, a modern reboot of Carl Sagan’s classic TV show Cosmos, hosted by the very worthy Neil deGrasse Tyson, premiered on like eleventy billion channels. No word yet on how many tuned in, but I like to think that it was more than the Superbowl. Did you catch it …

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Here Be Invisible Dragons

One recent evening I was browsing my Twitter timeline and I saw a wonderful and glorious thing. Friend of The Lab, Jocelyn Oudesluys (AKA: Quarksparrow), had made a children’s book adaptation of Carl Sagan’s Invisible Dragon story from his book, The Demon Haunted World. I proceeded to share it with …

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Paper dolls available in the Skepchick party room at CONvergence. Photo by @christina39ap.
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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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Illustrated Anatomy: Third Edition

We’re sticking close to home with today’s edition of Illustrated Anatomy and telling the story of a new tattoo on my arm, designed by my fellow contributor Brian G! As I was falling asleep one foggy San Francisco night last July, I was thinking about a particularly inspirational quote from …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 1.25

It’s the Friday Quickies! Surf’s up! James McNabb sketches with a bandsaw. No. Really. {via Elyse} Thanks to Iris Van Herpen, the future of fashion shook its tush on the catwalk. {via Gigi} Your new time suck is a textbook Fitts-ian challenge: Super Resize Me. Yer welcome. The Dogs of …

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Happy Birthday Carl

Today, November 9th, would have been Carl Sagan’s 78th birthday.  This year Carl Sagan Day will be celebrated on Saturday (11/10). We like Carl around the lab.  So, of course we’ve celebrated Carl Sagan day before. We’ve also turned him into a time lord, made an approximation of apple pie from scratch, undressed him …

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