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Mad Quickies 9.18


Bohemian Gravity!

{via Jennifer Ouellette by way of Emily and
thanks to Adele McAlear for the backstory link}.

Read more here about McGill University Masters candidate Timothy Blaise and view his thesis A new quantization condition for parity-violating three-dimensional gravity.


And speaking of Timothy Blaise, you can follow him on YouTube as A Capella Science. Check this out:

Rolling in the Higgs


Rustic Automata by Blair Somerville

Read more here: Lost & Found: Inside the Bizarre Wonderland of Artist and Tinkerer Blair Somerville

from the page
In a remote corner of New Zealand’s South Island, tucked away among the last remaining tracts of native forest, lies a little-known place of wonder. It is the life’s work and extraordinary creation of inventor, artist and self-confessed tinkerer, Blair Somerville.

For over ten years Blair has single-handedly owned, operated and ceaselessly expanded the Lost Gypsy Gallery, his wonderland of homegrown wizardry and a playground for kids and adults alike. Using only recycled materials, Blair takes DIY to artistic extremes. His creations are ingenious, interactive, and often hilariously impractical. They take many shapes and forms and share an uncanny ability to amaze, entertain and inspire.


Featured image is Murgantia histrionica or Harlequin eggs by Sam Droege USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab. From the page: “Eggs, Harlequin bug, Murgantia histrionica, a common pest of brassicas, these were raised by the Weber USDA lab at Beltsville, Maryland.”



Geologic Universe, vault-keeper. Sheer Brick Studio, principal. Empty Set, designer. Bethlehem Mounties, media. WDIY 88.1FM NPR station programmer. Skepchick.

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