Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Hugo Awards, Marvel STEM Covers, Space Booze, Googly-Eyed Cuttlefish and More!

Good day, my little geeksters! It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood… and by “neighborhood” I mean the webz. Let’s explore, shall we?

Marvel’s new variant comic covers want to get kids into STEM (and the arts, too). Check out the covers at Pop Sci which now includes Ironheart. Experts in the field of education agree that this early exposure can lay a solid foundation for future STEM learning and potentially inspire a lifelong interest in these fields. According to Kamau Bobb of Google, STEM mentorship programs can help shape the future of the industry by encouraging the next generation of professionals to pursue careers in these fields.

This year, the Hugo Awards managed to celebrate women in sci-fi—all four categories for works of fiction went to women—and send rabid puppies ot the doghouse.

An anecdotal history: space and booze. “From Buzz’s holy wine to vetting sherry, alcohol and space mix despite NASA policy.”

Here’s a peek at the beautiful new Oculus designed by Santiago Calatrava, at the World Trade Center transportation hub.

A visual dictionary of philosophy by Genis Carreras: “Philographics” is a collection of major schools of thought in minimalist geometric graphics.

Artist Derek Pearce makes coffee tables where the glass is water and the base is an animal.

Honestly, I don’t know if I’d have enough presence of mind to read this and I do think everyone should have basic first aid training like CPR. That said, this is still a good idea: a first aid blanket that is printed with instructions.

Retail find: Heat-Sensitive Mug Shows the Mysterious V838 Monocerotis.


The E/V Nautilus spotted this guy and narrates as they investigate…

A purple cuttlefish with googly eyes

Found at Colossal.

from the page

The team spotted this Stubby Squid off the coast of California at a depth of 900 meters (2,950 feet). The stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) looks like a cross between an octopus and squid, but is more closely related to cuttlefish. This species spends life on the seafloor, activating a sticky mucus jacket and burrowing into the sediment to camouflage, leaving their eyes poking out to spot prey like shrimp and small fish. Rossia pacifica is found in the Northern Pacific from Japan to Southern California, most commonly seen up to 300m deep, but specimens have been collected at 1000m depth.


Featured image is Moon Girl, Lunella Lafayette, covering Marvel’s STEAM-branded issue..



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