Science

The stars in our cells

The stars in our cells

A relatively recent study showed that transcription factors tend to hang out in specific areas of the nucleus, clustering like stars in galaxies. And it’s been rattling around in my head as potentially perfect for Mad Art Lab because they do, in fact, cluster like stars in galaxies — the statistical methods used to model both phenomena are exactly the same. It’s one of those rare... »

Mad Art Cast Episode #4

Mad Art Cast Episode #4

We’re back with Episode #4! This is our second long-form episode. We had a bit of trouble with our recording this time out. We entertained the idea of tell y’all we’d recorded from Mars itself, but instead I’m just coming clean about our newbie trial and error. Please forgive us for a bit of tinny sound in this episode. We’ll be better moving forward. If you like our ... »

Mad Art Cast Episode 3: #sciart Quickie

Mad Art Cast Episode 3: #sciart Quickie

Mad Art Cast Quickie! We’re dropping our third overall episode but our second short episode this week to shout about the cool #sciart tweet storm happening over at Twitter. Listen in then go check out the art! Scroll down to listen to the podcast! »

Mad Art Cast is live!

Mad Art Cast is live!

Big news! The crew here at Mad Art Lab have started a podcast!  Mad Art Cast is available by clicking the link below, or by connecting to your favorite podcatcher here! Mad Art Cast features Amy Davis Roth as our host, with Ashley Hamer, Brian George and me rounding out the voices. Similar to this blog itself, our discussions are at the intersection of art and science. We’re interested in he... »

Dancing Wave

Where the Twain Shall Meet, Part 3 of 4

Janet L. Factor was born in the soot-showered industrial city of Barberton, Ohio, where as a girl she kept her head down and counted toads, turtles and snakes in the grass. She graduated magna cum laude from Hiram College, Phi Beta Kappa, having devoured a degree in biology, imbibed a minor in history, and nibbled on delectable side dishes of art and literature. Janet has expanded on that liberal ... »

Applying Lipstick

Where the Twain Shall Meet, Part 2 of 4

Janet L. Factor was born in the soot-showered industrial city of Barberton, Ohio, where as a girl she kept her head down and counted toads, turtles and snakes in the grass. She graduated magna cum laude from Hiram College, Phi Beta Kappa, having devoured a degree in biology, imbibed a minor in history, and nibbled on delectable side dishes of art and literature. Janet has expanded on that liberal ... »

Nous sommes tous Charlie Hebdo

Nous sommes tous Charlie Hebdo

I haven’t posted here at MadArtLab before today, and although you will come to find out I’m not an artist as much as an artistic supporter, today that doesn’t much matter. Many other outlets will give you more details than I wish existed about today’s terrorist attack in Paris. You can find the details of the event and the ongoing hunt for the criminals and quest for justice all over the news. We ... »

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! »

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