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Strange Science: The Voice of a Mummy

Scientists have recently determined what a mummy might have sounded like by 3-D printing a mummy’s vocal cords. Though a single elongated vowel is not much of a conversation, the technology has been used previously to simulate the sound of … Continue reading

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More Demons and Creepy Critters

If this week’s story about demons has you wishing for more demons and other creepy critters, we’ve got you covered! “Excerpts from the Audio Notes” by Jonathan Ficke (scientists working with demons) (available in MSJ Spring 2019) “5 Ways to … Continue reading

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Loads of Short Fiction from MSJ Alums!

It’s only the beginning of 2020, but MSJ alums have already had a number of short fiction out this year! Jennifer R. Povey’s “The Men Who Go Under the Ground” is available at Curious Fictions. The new anthology Witches, Warriors, and … Continue reading

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OpenSciEd for Science in Classrooms

For teachers looking to teach science in interesting ways, the resources have not always been available. With OpenSciEd, however, teachers have access to open source science education materials that focus on the fun parts of science rather than memorization. The … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The Question for 42?

If you’re familiar with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, then you know that 42 is “The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.” But the computer that provides this answer can’t also provide the question. Mathematicians, … Continue reading

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Hands-On Labs Wins Education Award

Hands-On Labs, a service that provides digital content and lab-grade materials kits, has been awarded the 2020 Education Innovation of the Year award in the international Cloud Computing Awards. You can read more about this here!

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Awesome Finds: A Mendelian Genetics Game on Kickstarter

They’ve already reached their funding goal many times over, but fans of genetics might want to check out Genotype: A Mendelian Genetics Game currently funding on Kickstarter to get a copy of it! It’s a board game for 1-5 players … Continue reading

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More Quantum Physics

If you enjoyed Monday’s story on quantum physics, here are a few more from our back issues that you might also like! “Product Review: Chronochill” by Franko Stephens (the problems of a multi-dimensional refrigerator) (available in MSJ Winter 2019) “The … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Unidentified Flying Drones?

Western Nebraska and Eastern Colorado have been beset by large drones that fly at night. And no one seems to know where they’ve come from. The drones, with wingspans of up to 6 feet, were first spotted around Christmas. They … Continue reading

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MSJ Editors at Foolscap

Mad Scientist Journal‘s editors will be attending Foolscap in Seattle this weekend, February 7-9. Co-editor Dawn Vogel will be on a panel about Publishing in the Digital Age on Friday evening. On Saturday, she’ll be interviewing Foolscap Guest of Honor Cherie … Continue reading

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