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Mad Art Cast: Art and Astronomy with Special Guest Maki Naro!

    Links for this episode:  Neil deGrasse Tyson did an r/Art AMA and talked about Sci-Fi and robots. Shout out to listener Alexandra C.! “NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Society will offer filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by and using actual NASA imagery …

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The Best Neil deGrasse Tyson Intro Ever!

One week ago today at Apostacon in Omaha, Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke to a skeptic/atheist convention, a rarity for him, because, as he said that night, skeptics don’t need him to be a science communicator. His talk was typical Tyson, expansive, varying in subject, entertaining and engaging. The audience was …

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Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson
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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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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.

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Mad Quickies

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 …

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Mad Quickies

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! …

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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 …

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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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