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Stories for a Delightful Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving. A day to consume food, visit with friends and/or family, and maybe watch some football, before taking an enormous nap. Or maybe that’s just us. If you’d rather spend your Thanksgiving curled up with some good stories, look … Continue reading

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On Kickstarter: Space Opera Libretti

One of our MSJ alum, Jennifer Lee Rossman, is one of the editors for Space Opera Libretti, an anthology that is currently funding on Kickstarter. The anthology will contain stories that reimagine the traditional tropes of the space opera genre, … Continue reading

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Science and Other Subjects for Kids

If you’re looking for a great way to share science with kids, have you checked out BrainPop’s science section? With a wide variety of scientific fields covered, it’s a great resource for curious kids. There are also resources for educators … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Ripening Fruit

Many fruits have a literal sweet spot–that point when they’re just the right amount of ripe to taste their most delicious. Eat them before then, or after then, and you might be disappointed. Ethylene is the naturally occurring chemical that … Continue reading

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Space Camp for Adults?

Did you have dreams of being an astronaut that never came true? Did you want to go to Space Camp, but that wasn’t in the cards? Did you know that it’s not too late for the latter, even if you’re … Continue reading

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A New Novel from an MSJ Alum

Nick Nafpliotis, one of our Mad Scientist Journal alumni, is currently taking pre-orders via Inkshares for his novel, Snipe Hunt. (Inkshares is a publishing company that allows authors to crowdfund their books, with both similarities and differences to sites like Kickstarter.) … Continue reading

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Young Reader’s Day

The second Tuesday in November is Young Reader’s Day, and we’re celebrating with some recommendations from the MSJ back catalog for stories that are appropriate to share with young readers in your life! “The Day I Saved the Science Fair” by … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Suppression of Fear

Scientists at Texas A&M University have recently identified a portion of the brain in rats that inhibits fear, which may ultimately lead to new ways to treat conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The nucleus reuniens, a small brain region … Continue reading

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On Kickstarter: Redbot

Do you want to build a robot? (It doesn’t have to be a robot.) Check out the Kickstarter for Redbot, which offers computer controlled model kits. It’s a great way to learn about programming for kids and adults. The models … Continue reading

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Review of Jack Jetstark’s Intergalactic Freakshow

Jack Jetstark’s Intergalactic Freakshow by Jennifer Lee Rossman (World Weaver Press, 2018) is a great novel that blends superheroes and sci-fi in a delightful way, with a carnival freak show thrown in for good measure. These aren’t heroes in costumes, … Continue reading

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