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Strange Science: Processing Human Waste on Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the highest mountain above sea level and one of the most ascended peaks in the world. It also has a problem. Human waste, left behind by hikers. If a hiker takes approximately 2 months to climb Mount … Continue reading

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On Kickstarter with MSJ Alumni: Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Volume 5

The Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide is a series of anthologies that publish sci-fi and related stories for middle grade readers. They’re currently Kickstarting the fifth volume in the series, which includes a handful of MSJ alumni or future alumni: Wendy … Continue reading

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Now Available: Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2018

Cutting-edge experimentation, endangered species, and restaurant franchise opportunities. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2018 collects fourteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Cargo Ships Sink Due to Liquefaction

Liquefaction is the term used when a solid, such as soil, behaves as a liquid. This is most often something that occurs during seismic activity, like an earthquake, but it can also happen any time that a sudden change in … Continue reading

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Women in Science: Merit-Ptah

As we lead up to the release of Battling in All Her Finery, we’re featuring a handful of women in science from history. Check back in the coming weeks to learn more about early women scientific leaders, and check out … Continue reading

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MSJ Alumni in the Cobalt City Universe

When we’re not editing Mad Scientist Journal, we are often writing our own works, many of which are set in the shared Cobalt City Universe. This fall has been a busy period for Cobalt City authors, with several books seeing print … Continue reading

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An Interview with Alisha A. Knaff

Today, we’re chatting with author and editor Alisha A. Knaff, one of the authors with a story in Battling in All Her Finery. DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Alisha A. Knaff: Ah, self-description. The bane of every introvert. In … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Kangaroos in Austria?

Kangaroos live in Australia, not Austria. But since 2015, there have been four incidents of kangaroos being spotted in Austria, far from their native lands. Some of the kangaroos spotted in Austria have been pets that got loose. (Who knew … Continue reading

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An Interview with Patrick Hurley

Today, we’re talking with Patrick Hurley, who is one of the authors included in Battling in All Her Finery! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Patrick Hurley: I grew up in the Midwest and got my start in publishing when I … Continue reading

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On Kickstarter: Life of Melody

If you like cute graphic novels with queer romance and constructed families, you might want to check out Life of Melody on Kickstarter! Life of Melody is written by Mari Costa, the author of the webcomic Peritale. The story is about … Continue reading

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