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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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Awesome Find: Budding Mad Scientists

If you’ve got a budding mad scientist on your hands, have you checked out Mad Science Group Inc.? They provide children with hands-on science experiences, helping to promote scientific literacy among children. They’ve partnered with such organizations as NASA and … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Gifted Children and Future Success

Johns Hopkins University began a study of gifted children in 1971. The study has continued since then, moving to Vanderbilt University in the interim. Through this long term study, the scientists involved have been able to track the trajectories of … Continue reading

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Mad Scientist Journal Open to Submissions in December

Our next submission period for Mad Scientist Journal will be the month of December. During that month, we’ll be looking for regular, first person flash fiction and short stories from the world of mad science, classified ads from the world … Continue reading

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On Kickstarter: Sorghum and Spear

We’re extremely excited about the Sorghum & Spear graphic novel that is currently on Kickstarter! It’s summarized as “an African fantasy saga about young girls called to serve their people in a time of war during their ages of innocence.” And … Continue reading

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What to read on Halloween

Some people have Halloween plans, but others might prefer staying home and reading some creepy stories. If you’re one of those people, you’ve come to the right place. (And if you aren’t one of those people, but know someone who … Continue reading

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