Neil deGrasse Tyson

#MALCosmos Live-Tweet Recap

#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 last night? Waiting until it’s available online? Gonna watch when you have more time? If so, you missed Mad Art Lab̵... »

Chris Hadfield paper doll cut out and standing up with 4 others still on paper

Happy New Year from Mad Art Lab!

How are you spending the first day of 2014? I’m making things.   See more of our paper dolls here. »

Mad Quickies 11.23

Mad Quickies 11.23

It’s the Quickies on Caturday! Surf’s up! Japanese embroidery artist Hiroko Kubota made custom shirts for her son with popular internet cats on them. Mercy Academy gets real with its ad campaign meant to empower school-age women. {via Elizabeth H.} Clever minimalistic representations of famous scientists. How many make sense to you? {via Daniela} This isn’t your grandmother’... »

Mad Quickies 10.4

Mad Quickies 10.4

It’s the late night Friday Quickies! Cocktails down- surf’s up! This will be the best thing you read all day. The fantasatic Gavin Aung Than aka Zen Pencils has comic-ized Phil Plait’s “Welcome to Science.” Please share this link with everyone! And even add this to your holiday gift list! {via Surly Amy} The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (F... »

GZA, NDT, and How to Craft Good Science Rap

GZA, NDT, and How to Craft Good Science Rap

As a Mad Art Lab contributor and its sole musician (self-proclaimed, anyway — there are a few musical Labbers who are still in the closet), I have heard a lot of science music. A good deal of it makes me insanely happy, as the artist finds a way to communicate complicated ideas through poetic language and witty connections. But another good deal of it is pretty bad. I’ve talked about t... »

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 to make more. Who are we missing? Who would you love to see as a paper doll? Let us know in the comments; we may... »

Mad Quickies 4.2

Mad Quickies 4.2

It is now possible to 3-D print the skeleton of a living animal. This is an 11-minute video on the process. Puppets teach kids about electronics in Episode 1 of Adafruit’s Circuit Playground “A is for Ampere”. LadyAda’s coloring book “E is for Electronics” is super fantastic! By building “fairy circles,” termites engineer their own ecosystem. Neil deGrasse Tyson holds forth... »

Mad Quickies 2.8

Mad Quickies 2.8

It’s the Friday Quickies! Surf’s up! The night before landing, Neil deGrasse Tyson had a “chat” with Curiosity Rover. {via ‏@thatnerdwoman} I’ve got two words for you. Legume salsa. {via Emily} Tumblr find #1: WTF, Evolution? {via Steve D} Tumblr find #2: Fuck Yeah Fluid Dynamics. Pinterest find: Evan Sharp’s Best Infographics. A lovely DIY: How to make a cloud.... »

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