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    Strange Science: The Weight of Clouds

    by  • July 21, 2017 • 0 Comments

    When you look up at clouds in the sky, you typically think of them as fluffy and light, right? Turns out, clouds are HEAVY! The average cumulus cloud weighs over a million pounds! Which presents a couple of questions: 1) how do clouds remain aloft, and 2) how do you weigh a cloud? The answer...

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    Cover art for Negative Return by Jessie Kwak

    Alumni News

    by  • July 19, 2017 • 0 Comments

    We’ve got a bunch of news from past and future alumni! T. J. Tranchell has published a collection of short stories, Asleep in the Nightmare Room, through Blysster Press. This marks his second publication with Blysster Press, who published his novella, Cry Down Dark, last year. Jessie Kwak, who has a story forthcoming in MSJ later...

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    Strange Science: Gravity in Reverse?

    by  • July 14, 2017 • 0 Comments

    In Prosser, Washington, there’s a road that inclines upward. But if you put your car in neutral at the bottom, your car will start rolling “up” the hill. This isn’t the only place like this in the world, either. There are a number of hills where gravity seems to work in reverse. But the real...

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    Fitting In Giveaway!

    by  • July 12, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Cover for Fitting In

    As we work on getting Utter Fabrication wrapped up and out the door, we’ve got an exciting giveaway on Goodreads for our anthology from 2016! We’re giving away five copies of Fitting In: Historical Accounts of Paranormal Subcultures. This book collects 28 stories told from the point of view of supernatural creatures living at the...

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    Strange Science: Luskhan itilensis

    by  • July 7, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Pliosaurus rossicus skull

    Russian scientists working in the Volga River in 2002 unearthed an enormous fossilized marine creature, which has now been identified as a new species. Luskhan itilensis, which means “Master Spirit of the Volga,” had a skull approximately 5-7 feet long, and lived roughly 130 million years ago. The fossil is that of a type of plesiosaur,...

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    Review of Cassilda’s Song

    by  • July 5, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Cassilda's Song

    Cassilda’s Song (Chaosium, 2015), edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., contains 18 tales of the mythos of the King in Yellow, all written by female authors. These stories explore many facets of Cassilda, one of the characters from Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow collection of short stories. As Chambers’ stories and the purported...

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    From Matchsticks to Flamethrowers: On the Evolution of Dragons

    by  • July 3, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Art for "From Matchsticks to Flamethrowers: On the Evolution of Dragons"

    An essay by Edmund Teile, as prepared by his great-grandson, Isaac Teile Art by Shannon Legler Abstract: This paper asserts that pinwyrm lizards are closely related to western red and northeastern black dragons despite their contemporary classification as monitors. First, I provide an analysis of comparative behavioral habits between venomous pinwyrms and black dragons (which...

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    Strange Science: Music and Brains

    by  • June 30, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Neural pathways

    Ever wonder how music impacts your ability to get work done? Or why certain music works for some tasks, but not for other tasks? There’s a lot of science behind this, it turns out! Check out this article to find out what music does to your brain!

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