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    How Science Fiction Can Save Us All

    by  • April 4, 2018 • Guest Post • 0 Comments

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    Guest Post by Eve Taft I firmly believe that humans need science fiction. I think it inspires us, in a both a broad and narrow sense—Star Trek led not only to kids who dreamed of being astronauts but also, quite simply, to tablets like Geordi LaForge’s. Scifi forces us to imagine what could be,...

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    Strange Science: Reactions to Extraterrestrial Life

    by  • March 30, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Knots in a tree that resemble an alien's head

    How would humanity react if extraterrestrials landed on Earth tomorrow? According to psychologists at Arizona State University, we’d likely react well! Through examinations of human reactions to what could be fossilized Martian microbes, the possibility of an artificially constructed astral body, and inhabitable exoplanets in nearby star systems, the psychologists involved with the study...

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    Strange Science: Tardigrades

    by  • March 23, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Tardigrade

    Tardigrades, aka water bears or moss piglets, have experienced a recent upsurge in popularity. They’re tiny little critters (only about 0.5 millimeters, or 0.02 inches), and scientists have known about them since the eighteenth century. But despite scientists studying them for hundreds of years, there’s plenty we are still learning about tardigrades. For example,...

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    Kickstarters Featuring MSJ Alumni, Other Short Stories, Literary Magazine, and Reading

    by  • March 14, 2018 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Welcome to Miskatonic University

    This week, we’re sharing some Kickstarters featuring Mad Scientist Journal alumni and other publishing news from our alumni! The Welcome to Miskatonic University Kickstarter by Broken Eye Books will feature stories from MSJ alum Gwendolyn Kiste and MSJ co-editor Dawn Vogel! Gwendolyn’s story will be in the primary anthology that this Kickstarter is funding, while Dawn’s is slated...

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    Strange Science: Ketamine For Treating Depression

    by  • March 9, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Molecular structure of ketamine

    Scientists have recently been studying the possible use of ketamine as a fast-acting treatment for depression, particularly major depressive disorder and bipolar depression. Ketamine is predominantly used as a medication for starting and maintaining anesthesia, for humans and domestic animals. It has also been used as a recreational drug. But with low, subanesthetic doses,...

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