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    On Kickstarter: Valor Volume 2

    by  • January 17, 2018 • Administrative • 0 Comments

    Valor graphic novels

    If you’re looking for a fun comic anthology for all ages that pays homage to the strength, resourcefulness, and cunning of female heroines in fairy tales, check out Valor: Volume 2 on Kickstarter! The first volume of this series contained re-imagined, adapted, and invented fairy tales, and was funded on Kickstarter in 2014. The second volume will...

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    Strange Science: Unusual Food Pairings

    by  • January 12, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Potato pancakes with lingonberries and bacon

    Why do food pairings like pork and vanilla or beef and chocolate work? The answer lies within flavor perception and biochemical networks. Food is made up of chemical compounds, and sometimes, two foods that you might think of as very different have similar compounds. If the two foods are cooked in a fashion that...

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    Alumni Publishing Short Stories from Delightful to Creepy

    by  • January 10, 2018 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Parent and child in silhouette

    Here are the latest batch of stories from our MSJ alum, including stories that range from delightful and light-hearted to creepy horror stories. Caroline M. Yoachim has published “A Rabbit Egg for Flora” in the latest Fireside Fiction. S. Qiouyi Li has published “Mother Tongues” in the latest Asimov’s. Joachim Heijndermans’ story, “All Through the House,” was...

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    Strange Science: Corpse Consumption

    by  • January 5, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Mummy

    Humans have long believed in all sorts of weird remedies and supplements for their continued health. But cannibalism? That might be taking it a bit too far. Nonetheless, Europeans in the 16th and 17th centuries had a wide array of curatives that were derived from human body parts, mummified or otherwise. According to author...

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    Review of Full Throttle by Jon Hartless

    by  • January 3, 2018 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Full Throttle

    Full Throttle (Accent Press, 2017) is a fascinating story of a working-class girl’s struggles in the world of competitive car racing in an alternate Edwardian steampunk/dieselpunk setting. MSJ alum Jon Hartless weaves a compelling tale of family, friendship, and burgeoning romance set in this world, while still appealing to lovers of technology and racecars....

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    Strange Science: Feathered Dinosaurs

    by  • December 29, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Artist's rendering of a velociraptor

    Paleontologists have learned a considerable amount about dinosaurs in recent years, allowing them to rename or reclassify some dinosaurs. They’ve also learned a lot about what dinosaurs really looked like, based on fossil evidence. The latest discovery is a feathered dinosaur tail trapped in amber. The dinosaur itself was only about the size of...

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    Strange Science: Red Onions Turning Green!

    by  • December 22, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Lentil stew

    We at Mad Scientist Journal have recently been undertaking some culinary experiments. Jeremy is learning to bake gluten-free breads, pies, and cookies, while Dawn is learning to make Ethiopian food. One of our recent experiments was an Ethiopian lentil stew, which involved some red onions. The pot of stew made more than enough for...

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    Short Stories from MSJ Alums

    by  • December 20, 2017 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Fragments of stories

    Several of our MSJ alum have had stories reprinted, newly published, or coming soon! Both Maureen Bowden and Judith Field have stories reprinted in the Fabula Argentea 5th Anniversary Anthology. Laura Arciniega, who has a quarterly-exclusive story in Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2018, recently had her first published piece in issue 3 of Burnt Pine Magazine. You...

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