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    Strange Science: Weaponizing Insects

    by  • January 18, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Calliphora sp

    Our Monday story from Rick Tobin hypothesized about weaponizing insects, but he recently ran across an article that suggests that some believe that the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) could be doing just that. DARPA spearheads a program called Insect Allies, through which insects are used to carry genetically modified viruses...

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    More Genetic Engineering Reads

    by  • January 17, 2019 • MSJ Time Machine • 0 Comments

    DNA

    If you enjoyed our Monday story about genetic engineering, here are a few more stories you might like! “Genemech Announces Bio-Security Incident and Confirms Release of Giant Death Bees” by Paul Alex Gray (more mutated insects!) “The Hand of Fate” by Stuart Webb (cloning and splicing new genetic material) “The Hazards of Owning a...

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    Science Publishing and Research Access

    by  • January 15, 2019 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Science books

    Publishing is often an expensive business. In the case of scientific publishing, many publishers pass on the costs for their publishing to the end users, which often means that universities are the only ones who can subscribe to these journals. But when even Harvard finds that they need to cut back on their scientific...

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    Strange Science: Magnetic Refrigeration

    by  • January 11, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Open refrigerator

    Modern refrigerators use coolants that can be environmentally unfriendly and hazardous to human and animal life. But German scientists are working on ways to keep food and other things cold through the use of magnetism rather than coolants. These scientists are exploring possibilities based on the magnetic memory of various alloys. Some metals can...

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    Teen Science Cafe

    by  • January 10, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Teen scientists

    If you know a teen who’s interested in science, or even one who’s not as interested as they might be, you should check out the Teen Science Cafe to see if there’s one near you! The Teen Science Cafe is a spin-off of a program for adults, but enterprising folks decided to branch out...

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    New Books and Award Nominations from MSJ Alumni

    by  • January 9, 2019 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    MSJ alum Fiona Moore has published her novel, Driving Ambition, and is currently participating in events in Canada and the U.K. to promote her book. Two MSJ alumni had stories nominated for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. Both stories were published in Abyss & Apex, and include “Skullboogie” by Ville Meriläinen and “Mustering Out” by future...

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    Interactive Periodic Table of Elements

    by  • January 8, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Periodic table of elements

    The periodic table of elements was always a cool part of science classes when we were growing up, and the internet has made it even cooler. If you’re looking for a fun way to learn about elements, check out this interactive periodic table of elements! Clicking on an element will bring up more information...

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    Strange Science: World-Wide Waves

    by  • January 4, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Map of Mayotte

    Seismic activity in one location often has effects on other locations, as certain seismic waves travel over great distances. What’s more unusual is when this sort of seismic wave travels the world without a precipitating seismic event. On November 11, 2018, seismic waves originating off the coast of Mayotte, a tiny island between Mozambique...

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