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    Strange Science: Sea Level Rise

    by  • March 29, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    High water overtaking a broken section of pavement

    While our story this week takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the causes of sea level rise, the reality of sea level rise is a significant problem that scientists are trying to determine how to predict, counteract, and maybe even stop. Since 1880, sea levels have risen about 8 inches, which doesn’t seem that dramatic,...

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    Mad Scientist Journal Spring 2019 Quarterly Now Available!

    by  • March 26, 2019 • Administrative • 0 Comments

    Cover art for MSJ Spring 2019, featuring an over-sized human hand reaching upward from the ground

    Inexplicable archaeological discoveries, fascinating scientific logs of experiments gone awry, and alternative solutions to a variety of problems. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Spring 2019 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there...

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    Strange Science: Listening to Earthquake Data

    by  • March 22, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Large crack in road surface caused by earthquake

    Seismologists have an overabundance of seismic data and not enough time to sift through it all. In order to make their lives a little easier, seismologists at Northwestern University have launched a program called “Earthquake Detective.” Through this program, they’re able to get non-scientists to help them process the data. The trick is in...

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    Send Us Your Imaginary Acquaintance Stories!

    by  • March 21, 2019 • Administrative • 0 Comments

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    If you haven’t already submitted your stories of imaginary acquaintances for consideration for I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances, time is running out! Our submission period ends at midnight Pacific time on Sunday, March 31st, which is just 10 days from now. You can find out how and what to submit...

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    Teens with Big Ideas on Climate Change

    by  • March 19, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Chunks of sheet ice interspersed with water

    The Regeneron Science Talent Search is an opportunity for high school students to present their original scientific research and win awards based on that research. Winners of the annual competition were announced last week, and included a mathematical model to locate exoplanets, analysis of the genetic makeup of HIV patients resistant to anti-retroviral treatments,...

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    Raising the Dead from the Archives

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

    Illustration of four men looking aghast about a ghost or ball lightning

    If you enjoyed our tale of weird necromancy on Monday, here are a few more stories from the MSJ archives you might also enjoy! “Deddville” by Nicole Tanquary (a town populated by the dead, and one living man) “There Will Be No Encore” by Darren Ridgley (a reanimated performer unraveling the secrets of his unlife)...

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