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    Strange Science: 3D Printed Heart

    by  • June 14, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    3D printed tissue simulation

    Scientists at Tel Aviv University in Israel have successfully 3D printed a heart using human tissue. This heart has cells, blood vessels, ventricles, and chambers, making it a theoretically functional heart. The materials for this 3D printed heart were taken from a biopsy of fatty tissue, which then had to be processed in order to...

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    Previous Nanotech Stories

    by  • June 13, 2019 • MSJ Time Machine • 0 Comments

    If you’d like to read more stories involving nanotechnology, check out these selections! “Forty-Flesh Barrier” by Raluca Balasa (more cybernetics than nanotechnology, but along the same lines) “The Origins of Chem-Art: A Look into the Manifestation of Final Blush of the Republic” by Sam Jowett (nanotechnology and art) (available in MSJ Summer 2017) “Data...

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    MSJ at Washington State Summer Con

    by  • June 11, 2019 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Collage of images from previous Washington State Summer Con events with details about the current convention

    This weekend, Mad Scientist Journal is going to the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington, for Washington State Summer Con. The event will have celebrities, cosplay, vendors, and more, and we’re excited to be among the vendors. If you’re attending the convention, you’ll be able to find us in booth A57 all weekend! We’ll...

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    The Strange Alchemy of World Building

    by  • June 5, 2019 • Guest Post • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Double Edged

    A Guest Post by Jessie Kwak I’ll be the first to admit that I’m less than scientific when it comes to my science fiction. In fact, the reason that I create science fictional worlds isn’t usually because I want to explore a strange alien universe or technological idea. Rather, it’s because I want to...

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    The Union of Concerned Scientists

    by  • May 30, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Female scientist looking through a microscope

    There is a non-profit organization of scientists working to encourage evidence-based decision making on issues ranging from climate change to human survival to racial and economic equality. They’re the Union of Concerned Scientists, and they’ve been on this path for roughly fifty years. Their mission official states: “The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous,...

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    Review of Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias

    by  • May 29, 2019 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Coyote Songs

    by Nathan Crowder I grew up in the great American Southwest, in a town on the fringes of the desert where street names were just as likely to be in Spanish as English. I had friends and neighbors with names like Atencio, Martínez, Lopez, and Candelaria. Despite having moved out of the area decades...

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