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    Gifts for Mad Scientists!

    by  • December 18, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Christmas is approaching rapidly, but if you’ve been holding off on buying a gift for the mad scientist in your life, it might not be too late! Though this list on Gizmodo is a few years old, there are still some cool ideas for gifts for mad scientists. And since some of them are...

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    Art for "Guts"

    Guts

    by  • December 17, 2018 • 0 Comments

    An account by an unnamed gangbanger, as provided by by Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr. Art provided by Luke Spooner We talked a ton of shit one summer night, when the air outside was soft, and the light was so warm you could sleep on the sidewalk just forever. Ten or two or four immortal...

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    Strange Science: Solar Power in the Form of a Liquid

    by  • December 14, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Molecules

    Long-term storage for solar energy may be a thing of the past, based on new developments coming out of Sweden. Swedish scientists have improved a molecule consisting of carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen, which rearranges its atomic bonds and becomes an isomer when it absorbs sunlight. Unlike conventional solar panels, which aren’t capable of storing...

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    Summer Science Programs for High School Students

    by  • December 13, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Microscope

    High school students who are interested in science often have a wide array of opportunities for them to pursue their interests. One of the many places where this is prevalent is on college campuses, some of which offer programs ranging from a week or two through eight weeks or more, geared toward allowing high...

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    Review of Terra! Tara! Terror!

    by  • December 12, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Terra! Tara! Terror!

    Terra! Tara! Terror! (Third Flatiron Publishing, 2018), edited by Juliana Rew, is an anthology of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror short stories, with a couple of humorous pieces thrown in at the end. The anthology’s theme is somewhat loose, giving this collection a wide range of stories. My personal favorites in this anthology leaned a...

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    Exploring Science Concepts with Water

    by  • December 11, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Water droplet

    Many kids enjoy playing with water, but did you know that this activity can be used as a way to explore science concepts as well? If you’ve got a young person in your life who you’d like to help learn about science, check out this article on science concepts that young children can learn...

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    How to Build a Pig-Duck: The Do-It-Yourselfer’s Guide to Hybrids, Chimeras, and Synthetic Biology

    by  • December 10, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Art for "How to Build a Pig-Duck"

    An essay by S. M. Plathock, as provided by Rachel Rodman Art provided by Leigh Legler Introduction For you, nature isn’t enough. When you go outdoors and see something beautiful–a deer, say, backgrounded by trees–you feel all the normal stuff: awe, wonder, majesty, and blah, blah, blah. But beneath that, not too far below the...

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    Strange Science: Schroedinger’s Bacterium?

    by  • December 7, 2018 • 0 Comments

    E. coli bacteria

    In a discovery that seems like it might have come from the pages of fiction, scientists have discovered possible evidence of quantum-entangled bacteria. Or have they? The experiment involved bacteria placed between mirrors and bombarded with photons. But some of the photons simultaneously hit and missed the bacteria. Ultimately, “some of the light interacted...

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    Science Experiments to Do at Home

    by  • December 6, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Young girl scientist

    If you’ve got young mad scientists on hand during the winter holidays, bored with a break from school, perhaps they’d be interested in trying out some experiments that can be done easily at home. Many of these experiments use common household items, too, so they won’t require a lot of preparation or expenditures. Many...

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    On Kickstarter: Strange Waters

    by  • December 5, 2018 • 0 Comments

    List of authors and artists for Strange Waters

    We’re on a comic book anthology kick right now, having just learned about Strange Waters, a queer fantasy comic anthology with a theme of water. The anthology will include “daring feats of maritime exploration, overcoming despair, finding love in unexpected places, merfolk, pirates, and much more,” all of which is definitely our jam! The sample...

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    Send Us Your Stories!

    by  • December 4, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover for Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2017

    Now is the time to send us your tales from the world of mad science! We are looking for first person stories from 500-8,000 words that have some connection with mad science, though we use a loose definition of mad science that includes things like unicorns and dragons as well as beakers and test...

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    Weed of Ill-Omen

    by  • December 3, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Art for "Weed of Ill Omen"

    An essay by Dr. Abderrafie Alhazred, as provided by Sarah Yasin Art provided by Luke Spooner Some drug dealers keep big dogs to scare the cops. I always found that tactic to be labor intensive. Who wants to poop-scoop those massive feces every day? Not I. The drug business is purely an economic opportunity...

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