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    Gifts for Mad Scientists!

    by  • December 18, 2018 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Christmas gifts

    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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    Strange Science: Solar Power in the Form of a Liquid

    by  • December 14, 2018 • Strange Science • 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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    Review of Terra! Tara! Terror!

    by  • December 12, 2018 • Reviews • 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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    Strange Science: Schroedinger’s Bacterium?

    by  • December 7, 2018 • Strange Science • 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 • Awesome Finds • 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 • On Kickstarter • 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 • Administrative • 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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    Strange Science: Radium Water

    by  • November 30, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Radithor bottle

    In the early twentieth century, before the days of energy drinks, people turned to an unusual source to give themselves more energy–radium water. Marie and Pierre Curie had discovered the radioactive element known as radium in 1898. It had its earliest applications as a part of self-luminous paints for watches, nuclear panels, aircraft switches, clocks,...

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