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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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Review of Murder on the Titania

Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures by Alex Acks (Queen of Swords Press, 2018) is a collection of four steampunk/alternate history mystery novellas and one short story featuring Captain Marta Ramos and her second in command, Simms, as … Continue reading

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Reads for a New Year

If you’re looking for some stories to read on a lazy New Year’s Day, we’ve got a few about looking back and a few about new beginnings, both of which seem appropriate for the beginning of 2019. “Gray Eye Shuffle” … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Computer-Generated People

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been popping up all over the news and social media recently, primarily in the I Forced a Bot series of memes. But while perhaps an AI or bot can’t actually write the archetypal episode of your … Continue reading

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Winter 2019 Now Available!

Necromancy for fun and profit, training the next generation of monster hunters, and looking forward to a new year. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2019 collects twelve … Continue reading

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On Kickstarter: Books for Kids with Mental Health and Special Needs

Today, we’re featuring a couple of Kickstarter projects that benefit kids with mental health needs and other special needs. The first is the Super Kids Change the World activity book. This coloring and activity book is set up like a comic book, … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Lava Floors

Sometimes, our Strange Science goes a little weirder than other weeks. This week is one of those. We started out by asking ourselves how “the floor is lava” became a thing. The first answer we found was related to a … Continue reading

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