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    Strange Science: Babylonian Trigonometry

    by  • December 15, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Ziggurat

    For years, mathematicians and scientists have believed that the Greeks developed trigonometry. However, an new analysis of a 3,700-year-old Babylonian artifact has changed their tune. Plimpton 332, a Babylonian tablet that was excavated in the early 1900s, contains the world’s oldest and most accurate trigonometric table. Modern math uses multiples of tens for most...

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    Review of Cry Your Way Home by Damien Angelica Walters

    by  • December 13, 2017 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Cry Your Way Home

    Cry Your Way Home (Apex Publications, 2018) features seventeen of Damien Angelica Walters’ previously published short stories in a brilliant collection showcasing her beautiful prose and carefully plotted tales. Not for the faint of heart, the stories contained within this book veer frequently toward the creepy and unsettling. The opening story, “Tooth, Tongue, and...

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    Awesome Finds: Comics by Miles Greb

    by  • December 6, 2017 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Cover art for After the Gold Rush

    We recently came across a few comics that might be of interest to mad scientists, by Seattle author Miles Greb. His comic After the Gold Rush involves the last scientist, Scout, returning to Earth to study it, but finding it a wilderness rather than a place of high technology. The story also deals with the conflict...

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    Strange Science: Studying Monsters

    by  • December 1, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Artist's rendering of medieval monsters

    Did you know that there’s an entire organization devoted to the study of medieval monsters? They’re called MEARCSTAPA, which stands for Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory And Practical Application. The name of the group sounds like a bit of a nonsense word, which is partly intentional. But...

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    Strange Science: The Frilled Shark

    by  • November 24, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Frilled shark

    A frilled shark sounds like an animal that would be at home at a tea party, with frills and ruffles, right? Wrong. The frilled shark, Chlamydoselachus anguineus, is actually a terrifying, serpentine shark with 300 needle-sharp teeth lining its mouth in neat rows. It’s also a shark that has been around for a long time....

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