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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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    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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