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Strange Science: Living Chandelier

An EU inventor has come up with a way to craft a chandelier with algae to clean the air while it lights the room. The chandelier has glass leaves containing algae, which can help to process carbon dioxide and produce … Continue reading

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How Does It Snow When It’s Above Freezing?

Snow is unusual in Seattle, where the staff for MSJ live, because it so rarely gets below freezing here. Sometimes, though, we see snow in the forecast (and actual snowflakes) when the temperature is above freezing. Curious as to how … Continue reading

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Awesome Finds: An Ancient Celtic Tree Burial

Archaeologists in Zurich, Switzerland, found the 2,200-year-old remains of a Celtic woman who was buried in a tree. The burial was from roughly the first century B.C., and the woman may have been part of a Celtic community in Switzerland … Continue reading

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More Stories about Pathogens and Viruses

If you enjoyed yesterday’s story about pathogens, here are a few stories from the MSJ archives you might also enjoy! “Disinhibited” by Myna Chang (a bounty hunter trying to help stop an outbreak) “Love Bites” by James A. Conan (alien … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Oxygen on Mars

One of the Curiosity rover’s tasks was monitoring the atmospheric composition of Mars, and the data collected has revealed unusual changes in the atmosphere over the course of the Martian year–perhaps the Mars equivalent of seasons! Oxygen, in particular, peaks … Continue reading

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More Tales of Xenobiology

If you enjoyed this week’s story, you might also like some of our previous xenobiology stories! “Jehovah’s Feathers” by K. Kitts (relationships between human and non-human species) “Noise” by John A. McColley (investigations by a non-human species into humanity) “Marked” … Continue reading

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Awesome Finds: A Couple of Cool Comic Book Projects

There are a couple of cool comic book projects we’ve got our eyes on at Kickstarter right now! The first is for the first issue of Changa and the Jade Obelisk. This comic book is based on Milton J. Davis’s Changa’s … Continue reading

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Interview with Wendy Nikel

Today, we’re chatting with MSJ alum Wendy Nikel, who has her first audiobook out now! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Wendy Nikel: I’m a homeschooling mom who somehow manages to squeeze writing time in between lesson planning, driving … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Real Life Kaiju

Kaiju, which means “strange creature” in Japanese, like the ones we see in movies couldn’t possibly be real … or could they? This article talks about the real world inspirations for some of the most popular kaiju from movies, all … Continue reading

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Unbelievable Creatures!

Our planet is home to all sorts of creatures that seem fantastical or like they’ve come straight out of science fiction. This article includes a list of seventeen of the most amazing critters. Some are quite small, like the tardigrade, … Continue reading

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