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Strange Science: Weaponizing Insects

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 … Continue reading

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More Genetic Engineering Reads

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” … Continue reading

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On Kickstarter: The Knight and the Dragon

We love sharing books with our niblings (nieces and nephews, whether by blood or friendship), so we’re delighted to see what looks to be a neat book on Kickstarter: The Knight and the Dragon. Written by Torrance Hu and illustrated with gorgeous watercolors Tien … Continue reading

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Science Publishing and Research Access

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. … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Magnetic Refrigeration

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 … Continue reading

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Teen Science Cafe

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 … Continue reading

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New Books and Award Nominations from MSJ Alumni

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 … Continue reading

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Interactive 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 … Continue reading

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Strange Science: World-Wide Waves

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, … Continue reading

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Winter Science Experiments for Kids!

If you’ve got kids at home for an extended winter break, you may be looking for a few activities to keep them occupied until they return to school. If so, Lemon Lime Adventures has a list of 20 great winter … Continue reading

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