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    Space Travel Throughout the History of MSJ

    by  • May 23, 2019 • MSJ Time Machine • 0 Comments

    A glimpse of the Deep Space Atomic Clock in the middle bay of the General Atomics Orbital Test Bed spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA

    We’ve published a lot of science fiction stories involving space travel over the years at Mad Scientist Journal. Here’s just a few of them! “Every Little Star” by Fiona Moore (an alternate history look at 1960s space travel and technology) “Introduction to the Journal of Interplanetary Lycan Studies, Volume 1” by S. Qiouyi Lu...

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    New Short Fiction and Novels from MSJ Alum

    by  • May 22, 2019 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Several MSJ alum have published new short fiction and novels recently! Patrick Hurley’s story, “The Memory Bank & Trust,” recently appeared at Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores, with some fantastic art accompanying it! Atthis Arts’ Five Minutes at Hotel Stormcove anthology contains stories from a number of MSJ alum, including Stewart C. Baker, Robert Dawson,...

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    MSJ Final Submission Period in June

    by  • May 21, 2019 • Administrative • 0 Comments

    If you’ve always wanted to be published in Mad Scientist Journal, you’ll want to get your stories ready! Our final submission period will be June 2019, and we’ll be looking for first-person stories from the world of mad science, other stories of interest to mad scientists that will be published only in our upcoming quarterlies,...

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    Strange Science: Super-Chilled Helium and Universe Formation

    by  • May 17, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Tube containing ultrapure helium, which glows a purple-pink color

    Researchers at Aalto University’s Low Temperature Laboratory have documented “walls bound by strings” in superfluid helium-3. Because helium remains a liquid even at absolute zero, and because it becomes a superfluid at other low temperatures, it has the potential to flow forever with zero viscosity. This allows the researchers to form “half-quantum vortices—whirlpools in...

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    Awesome Finds: NASA Space Photos

    by  • May 16, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Infrared photograph of Messier 101 galaxy

    Did you know that you can find a wide variety of photographs of space thanks to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology? These include photographs like this one, which is an infrared view of the Messier 101 galaxy. But you can also find historic photos in the NASA Image Library...

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    Throwback to Other Linguistic Stories

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

    Chinese characters embossed on metal

    We’ve published a few stories about linguistics and languages. If you enjoyed Monday’s story, check these out too! “Handling the Contents of Consciousness” by Soramimi Hanarejima (secrets, words, and beauty) “Introduction to the Epic of Centipidus” by Hamilton Perez (insect language) (available in Spring 2017 quarterly) “Linguapocalypse” by Michael Monaco (the end of language)...

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