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    Strange Science: Regions of the Brain Involved in Dreaming

    by  • July 20, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Diagram of a human brain

    Science has long believed that in the human brain, dreams largely occurred  during the rapid eye-movement (REM) phase of sleep, but scientists studying dreams recently have learned that different types of dreams occur in different parts of the brain, and at different times in the sleep cycle. Specifically, they learned that “dreaming about faces...

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    An Interview with Jennifer R. Povey

    by  • July 19, 2018 • Interviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Falling Dusk by Jennifer R. Povey

    Today, we bring you another interview with one of our Battling in All Her Finery authors, Jennifer R. Povey! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Jennifer R. Povey: I never think of myself as that interesting—I’m a science fiction writer and freelancer who lives in northern Virginia (great museums, not so great urban sprawl)....

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    Mad Scientist Alums with New Short Stories!

    by  • July 18, 2018 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Cover art for July 2018 Bards and Sages Quarterly

    A number of our Mad Scientist Journal alumni have new short stories out in the world! Joachim Heijndermans has a story entitled “Last Sub to K-Tel” in A World Unimagined from Left Hand Publishers. Steve Toase has recent stories in Tincture Journal and Galileo’s Theme Park. And several MSJ alum, including Sean Patrick Hazlett, Tim McDaniel,...

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    An Interview with Matt Moran

    by  • July 17, 2018 • Interviews • 0 Comments

    Map of the ancient world

    Beginning today, we’ll be interviewing some of the authors who contributed stories for Battling in All Her Finery. You can learn more about the authors and their stories as we prepare to publish this anthology! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Matt Moran: An inveterate and lifelong geek, I live in a flat full...

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    Strange Science: Top News from 2017 Regarding Heart Disease and Stroke Research

    by  • July 13, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Heart Valves

    Each year, the American Heart Association compiles a list of the latest news regarding heart disease and stroke research. While a good portion of the research is related to medications and studies of various populations and heart disease, some of the research is also quite novel. Nature magazine published an article about genome editing...

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    Strange Science: The Secrets of Alchemy

    by  • July 6, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Alchemy of Happiness

    A chemist at Johns Hopkins University is working to decipher alchemical formulas to determine what secrets alchemists might have once known that have been lost to time. While alchemy may seem like pseudoscience to some, Lawrence Principe has set about recreating some alchemical formulas, reaching the results that alchemists did. Part of the trick...

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