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    Space Camp for Adults?

    by  • November 15, 2018 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Astronaut

    Did you have dreams of being an astronaut that never came true? Did you want to go to Space Camp, but that wasn’t in the cards? Did you know that it’s not too late for the latter, even if you’re an adult? The same folks that offer Space Camp for kids and teens has...

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    A New Novel from an MSJ Alum

    by  • November 14, 2018 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Snipe Hunt

    Nick Nafpliotis, one of our Mad Scientist Journal alumni, is currently taking pre-orders via Inkshares for his novel, Snipe Hunt. (Inkshares is a publishing company that allows authors to crowdfund their books, with both similarities and differences to sites like Kickstarter.) The blurb for Snipe Hunt sounds like an interesting premise: The plan? Convince some gullible...

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    Young Reader’s Day

    by  • November 13, 2018 • MSJ Time Machine • 0 Comments

    Children with a book

    The second Tuesday in November is Young Reader’s Day, and we’re celebrating with some recommendations from the MSJ back catalog for stories that are appropriate to share with young readers in your life! “The Day I Saved the Science Fair” by Alyssa N. Vaughn (a charming story of a young woman who would rather study...

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    Strange Science: Suppression of Fear

    by  • November 9, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Diagram of a human brain

    Scientists at Texas A&M University have recently identified a portion of the brain in rats that inhibits fear, which may ultimately lead to new ways to treat conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The nucleus reuniens, a small brain region in the thalamus, was previously believed to primarily function as a pathway for the transmission...

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    On Kickstarter: Redbot

    by  • November 8, 2018 • On Kickstarter • 0 Comments

    Sample of Redbot computer control model kits

    Do you want to build a robot? (It doesn’t have to be a robot.) Check out the Kickstarter for Redbot, which offers computer controlled model kits. It’s a great way to learn about programming for kids and adults. The models require only glue to put together, and the programming is done on free software,...

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    Review of Jack Jetstark’s Intergalactic Freakshow

    by  • November 7, 2018 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Jack Jetstark's Intergalactic Freakshow

    Jack Jetstark’s Intergalactic Freakshow by Jennifer Lee Rossman (World Weaver Press, 2018) is a great novel that blends superheroes and sci-fi in a delightful way, with a carnival freak show thrown in for good measure. These aren’t heroes in costumes, but powered individuals who use their abilities for the good of the universe. It’s...

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    Awesome Find: Budding Mad Scientists

    by  • November 6, 2018 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Young mad scientist

    If you’ve got a budding mad scientist on your hands, have you checked out Mad Science Group Inc.? They provide children with hands-on science experiences, helping to promote scientific literacy among children. They’ve partnered with such organizations as NASA and the Kennedy Space Center, as well as corporations that rely on science for new...

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