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    Strange Science: Coral Regrowth

    by  • February 15, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Coral outcrop on Flynn Reef

    Sometimes, accidents make for great science! In this case, a scientist cleaning coral out of a tank accidentally broke the coral. However, in three weeks, each of the dozen pieces of broken coral had grown to the size of the original coral. The broken coral had originally taken three years to grow to its size,...

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    Valentine’s Day Reads

    by  • February 14, 2019 • MSJ Time Machine • 0 Comments

    It’s Valentine’s Day, so we’ve collected some of our favorite stories about mad scientists and love! “Lonely Heart” by Kathryn Yelinek (love that blooms after a human heart is found) “Love in the Time of Electronics” by Charlie Neuner (available in the Autumn 2017 quarterly) (the love a toaster feels for its human) “X...

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    Alum On Kickstarter: Gunsmoke & Dragonfire

    by  • February 13, 2019 • Mad Scientist News, On Kickstarter • 1 Comment

    Cover art for Gunsmoke and Dragonfire

    Several of our MSJ alumni have stories in an upcoming anthology, currently funding on Kickstarter. It’s called Gunsmoke & Dragonfire: A Fantasy Western Anthology, and it features Eric S. Fomley, Paul Alex Gray, Joachim Heijndermans, Liam Hogan, and G. Scott Huggins, all of whom have been published in MSJ or our anthologies! They’re joined by 20...

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    I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Featuring America Jones (interior artist)

    by  • February 12, 2019 • MSJ Time Machine, On Kickstarter • 0 Comments

    Art for "Introduction to the Journal of Interplanetary Lycan Studies"

    As we’ve done with several of our previous anthology, I Didn’t Break the Lamp will include several pieces of interior art. Today, we’re featuring one of our interior artists, America Jones! We’ve been working with America ever since we met them and their partner, Errow Collins, at GeekGirlCon. Since then, they’ve created loads of vividly...

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    I Didn’t Break the Lamp Cover Artist: Luke Spooner

    by  • February 7, 2019 • MSJ Time Machine, On Kickstarter • 0 Comments

    Pursuing a Doctorate at Miskatonic U

    Our cover artist for I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances is Luke Spooner, aka ‘Carrion House’, who has been working with us from early in the history of Mad Scientist Journal. This will actually be his second anthology cover for us, as he did the memorable and popular cover for Selfies from the...

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    Awesome Finds: Indigenous Futurisms in Moonshot Series

    by  • February 6, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Moonshot volume 1

    We recently learned about the Moonshot indigenous comics collection, which already has two volumes, with a third one coming this summer! Focused on indigenous futurisms, the third volume will feature 15 stories by indigenous North American artists and authors. The article about the third volume explains that “Indigenous Futurisms is a method of storytelling...

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    Strange Science: Plants Listen to Animals

    by  • February 1, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Bee on a flower

    It’s long been believed that plants don’t hear and are also silent. But scientists at Tel Aviv University believe they’ve found evidence that plants can hear and create sound. In the first case, plants listen for the sounds of pollinators and respond by making their nectar sweeter (using flowers as “ears”). In the later...

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