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    Strange Science: Bees as Interior Designers?

    by  • September 7, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Bees on a flower

    Scientists in Turkey and Iran have identified a species of bees that creates nests for their eggs out of mud and flower petals, making beautiful small cocoons in which their young grow! The Osmia (Ozbekosima) avoseta bee constructs these delicate cocoons, fills them with nutrients for their offspring, and then seals a single egg into each...

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    An Interview with Tais Teng

    by  • September 6, 2018 • Interviews • 0 Comments

    Tais Teng

    Today, we’re chatting with Tais Teng, one of our Battling in All Her Finery authors! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Tais Teng: Tais Teng (1952) is a Dutch sf writer, illustrator, poet and sculptor. Saddled with the quite unpronounceable name of Thijs van Ebbenhorst Tengbergen, he shortened that to Tais Teng to leave...

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    Mad Scientist Alum in Many Media!

    by  • September 5, 2018 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Cover art for two collections by Jamie Lackey

    We’ve been busy here at Mad Scientist Journal, and so have some of our alumni! From short stories to YouTube to awards, check out what folks have been up to! Jamie Lackey has recently published two short story collections with Air and Nothingness Press. Both A Metal Box Floating Between Stars and Other Stories and The Blood...

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    An Interview with A. J. Fitzwater

    by  • September 4, 2018 • Interviews • 0 Comments

    Author A. J. Fitzwater

    Today, we’re chatting with A. J. Fitzwater about their story in Battling in All Her Finery! DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! A. J. Fitzwater: There is a tale of one squeezed up with the mud through the cracks between bays and grapevine. There is the story where I grew from the purple hair down. There’s...

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    Review of Paper Girls Volume 1

    by  • August 29, 2018 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Paper Girls Vol. 1

    It’s summertime and the graphic novel stack is threatening to overtake the hallway, so we’ll be talking about some of the graphic novels we’ve accumulated that we think you might enjoy! Paper Girls Volume 1 (Image Comics, 2016) starts out with young girls doing their early morning paper route through their neighborhood and gets weird...

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    An Interview with Blake Jessop

    by  • August 28, 2018 • Interviews • 0 Comments

    Author Blake Jessop

    Today, we’re talking with Blake Jessop, the author of “Cuirassiere,” one of the stories that will appear in Battling in All Her Finery. DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Blake Jessop: I’m a thirty-seven-year-old Canadian author of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. I majored in English literature and political science at McGill in Montreal,...

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    Strange Science: Fun Facts about Stars

    by  • August 24, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration does more than just launch spaceships. They also do a significant amount of research on our solar system and beyond. One of their key fields of research is on stars. In addition to giving some basic information about the formation of stars, the NASA website also talks about...

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