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Mad Quickies: Exoplanet Travel Posters, Surreal Pairings, Wool Specimen Art, Stephen Hawking Animation & More!

Mad Quickies: Exoplanet Travel Posters, Surreal Pairings, Wool Specimen Art, Stephen Hawking Animation & More!

#JeSuisCharlie is a hashtag that has shaken the world with the galvanized unity that it voices and the horrific events that created it. You guys, I don’t think there is anything I can add to the conversation going on right now. Certainly nothing more profound than the photos of solidarity that had surfaced. However, I did see an excellent essay calling for an end to artist exploitation. It&#... »

Detail from Infrared image of the pillars of creation from the hubble telescope

Mad Quickies: Charlie Brown and the Smiths, Daily Routines of Famous Creative People, 2,400 MS-DOS Games Now Available and More!

Hey gang, it’s super cold here in Brooklyn. It’s also pretty damned cold over most of the country. But I’m here to warm you up. Let’s sit on the couch with a nice whiskey or some hot chocolate, a warm blanket, and fire up these here Wednesday Quickies! Last week we had Bowie lyrics and video games. This week let’s do Smith’s lyrics invading The Peanuts. – ... »

Zero Gravity Day 2015

Zero Gravity Day 2015

The following twitter image has been making the rounds accompanied by what appear to be fully credulous reports. Most of the internet has already figured out that the very notion is absolute bullshit but it is amazing what a little Photoshop and a falsified press release can do. The stated explanation for the cessation of gravity is an alignment between Jupiter and Pluto, which would actually have... »

That time we went to NASA

That time we went to NASA

This past weekend, Nasa Ames had an open house to celebrate their 75th anniversary — something that hasn’t happened in 17 years. It was amazing, and some of you probably couldn’t make it on account of not being in the bay area (or not being up all night the night they released tickets). We went, and took some pictures! »

Mad Quickies 12.21

Mad Quickies 12.21

Happy Winter Solstice! Here, have some nice Quickies. Bloody, Bloody Boudoir Ladies: artist Jessica Harrison turns kitsch ceramics into horror. {via Anne S. and Daniela} Omigosh you guys…Otter artistes. {via A Kovacs} The science of comic strips. A programmable tattoo system. Ha ha. Not really. {via @vincenzof} Krystal Higgins created Game of Thrones-themed snowflakes and is sharing them as ... »

Mad Quickies 8.30

Mad Quickies 8.30

It’s the Friday Quickies! Pencils down- surf’s up! Makoto Murayama creates botanical blueprints. It’s an arduous process but the results are stunning. More at Inorganic flora. Deliciously clever- Flags Created From the Foods Each Country Is Commonly Associated With. {via nowoo} Neville Page created some damn sexy Klingons for Star Trek 2 and J.J. Abrams rejected them. Turns out p... »

Mad Quickies 5.17

Mad Quickies 5.17

It’s the Friday Quickies! Surf’s up! Taken in the 1920s to 50s, these are stunning photos of vintage NASA facilities. Also, did you know that NASA has a flickr photostream that’s a public domain archive? Tumblr find: ridiculous female armor and Clothes I’m forced to wear in the majority of MMORPGS. {via Smashley} Ellie Kemper asks: Can men be funny? {via Brian} Please enjoy these... »

Welcome Home, Chris Hadfield!

Welcome Home, Chris Hadfield!

Internet sensation and musical astronaut Chris Hadfield has returned safely to terra firma and we’re absolutely elated to have him back. »

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