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Mad Quickies: The Earth Day Edition

Good day, my lovelies, and HAPPY EARTH DAY! I hope you can celebrate by marching today FOR SCIENCE or recycling or beautifying your neighborhood or hiking a beautiful trail or visiting a state park or contacting your local politicians or donating to an environmental cause or doing fun science experiments …

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Seven Earth-sized planets have been observed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope around a tiny, nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. Three of these planets are firmly in the habitable zone.
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Visit the Glorious Trappist-1 System

Did you tune in for NASA’s big press conference today? Get excited, it’s a habitable-zone planet! Three of them, to be more precise. Goldilocks has sisters! After much speculation following the announcement of the announcement (it wasn’t ever going to be aliens, folks), NASA gleefully announced that the Spitzer Space …

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Mad Quickies: Visions of the Future, Time for Resistance, Spaceflight 2017, Chrome Experiment and More!

Happy last day of this year. And that’s all I’m going to say about THAT. Before you get all up in your plans for the day, please enjoy this group of Quickies I made for you. Now let’s be careful out there! Let’s start this group with something cosmically cool! …

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Mad Quickies: NYPL Emoji Bot, NASA Gift, Vogue Insensitivity, Lennon Acid Trip and More!

Welcome to the working week, my friends. Here’s something that I hope will make re-entry easier. We’re go for Quickies in 5…4…3..2… Follow NYLPEmoji, the New York Public Library’s Emoji bot, and they will send you emoji-inspired image from the archives. You can thank the creators, digital producer Lauren Lampasone …

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Mad Quickies: Pokémayans, Codex Silenda, Olympic No-Nos, Dupe or Doig Doppelgänger, Getty Lawsuit and More!

Surprise! You didn’t expect the Quickies, did you? Well, nobody expects the Mad Art Quickisition. Fetch the comfy chair! Bret Easton Ellis takes on “social justice warriors”: “These women are so deluded they border on insanity.” He speculated, “Or maybe they have just not gotten laid in four years.” Yes. …

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Mad Quickies: Plastic Jesus, Female Artists Advice, Cyborg Stingray, RIP VCR, Purple Yoda and More!

WE MADE IT YOU GUYZ AND IT’S THE WEEKEND! Phew. This past week was really something, eh? Let’s not rehash. I’d rather plunge into some cool, refreshing Quickies. Last one in’s a rotten.. SPLOOSH! Just when we cannot possibly love those NASA nerds more… They’ve put Rocket Raccoon and Groot …

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Mad Quickies: The Star-Spangled Edition

Happy Independence Day, you people in America. Apologies to everyone else. I have some red-white-and-blue items—and a whole lot of Captain America—mixed in with the rest of your links today just because who doesn’t love a theme. Let’s pretend that we’re not all going to hell in a hand basket …

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NASA WANTS YOU, YES YOU
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Scenes from a MAL: NASA Wants YOU!

Sometimes we get a little excited about things on the MAL backchannel, where we all use as a nerdy playground full of of resources, links, and gifs. So last week when NASA released these awesome new posters, there was some squeeing. From: Jim, along with the original link NASA wants Mars explorers, …

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