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Mad Quickies: Art Crimes, Red Sprites, New Boroughs and More!

There’s some really good art crimes to read about today, so let’s just jump right in to the mid-week Quickies, shall we? What happens when your artwork that was lost in transit turns up on an auction website? Artist Cal Lane found out the hard way. Here is your weekly …

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Mad Quickies: The Pluto Edition – All Pluto, All The Time

My birthday isn’t until Friday. But I got an early present from NASA today (yesterday, as you read this). We’ve been waiting years for the New Horizons probe to reach the Pluto system and on July 14th, the waiting was over. We’ve made no secret about our giddiness here at …

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Mad Quickies: Arctic Banks, NASA Contest, Palette Portraits, Kubrick Supercut and More!

Happy Monday, my little Earthlings! Take five and grab your coffee/tea/soda/almond-milk and surf your cares away. In moments, it will feel all better… Attention Environmental Designers and Space Nerdz: NASA’s got a cool $2.25 mill for the winner of their competition to design and build 3D-printed space habitats. Help send …

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Mad Quickies: Cosmic Eggs, Eerie Underwater Art, Free Space Sounds, Gluten-Free Art and More!

Hello hello hello! Spring has finally started to live up to its name in my corner of the planet and I’m feeling darn energetic. I’ve decided to channel my cabin fever into a list of vernal fabulosity, which is so much more fun than spring cleaning. To wit… Crafty Allison …

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Mad Quickies: Yummy Fossil Teeth, Colorblind Eyewear, Frida for Kids and More!

Good day, my lovelies! Here are excellent clicks to start your day. NASA has 3D models of probes and satellites and you can download files to print them for free! {via Brian G.} #ColorForAll: EnChroma Eyewear Lets Colorblind People See The World With Brand New Eyes. {via Anne S.} Mulder …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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