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    Review of Legacy by Jesikah Sundin

    by  • February 14, 2018 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Legacy

    Legacy by Jesikah Sundin (Forest Tales Publishing, 2014) is the first book in the Biodome Chronicles series, and it is an eclectic mix of cyberpunk, quasi-medieval recreation in the form of live-action roleplaying (LARPing), and not-quite apocalyptic fiction, all told as a young adult story. The novel follows the activities of Leaf and Willow...

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    Strange Science: Cloned Monkeys

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

    Berber monkeys

    These monkeys are just as shocked as we are that that some of their cousins have been cloned! Using the same technology that allowed for the cloning of Dolly the sheep in 1996, Chinese scientists have now created identical long-tailed macaques named Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong. While monkeys have been cloned previously using a...

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    Strange Science: Resurrection via Stem Cells?

    by  • February 2, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Neurons rendered in black and white

    A research team in Pennsylvania hopes to experiment with injecting stem cells into the spinal column of brain-dead individuals to see if it will restore them to functionality. The stem cells aren’t the only method that will be used–“an injected protein blend, electrical nerve stimulation, and laser therapy directed at the brain” are other...

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    Awesome Finds: Mae Among the Stars

    by  • January 31, 2018 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Mae Among the Stars

    Our Kickstarter for Battling in All Her Finery launches tomorrow, but if you’re looking for something to read about a woman leader today, check out Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed, illustrated by Stasia Burrington. Inspired by the story of Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space. When Little Mae was a child,...

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    Review of Serpent’s Rise by Trish Heinrich

    by  • January 24, 2018 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Serpent's Rise

    Serpent’s Rise (Beautiful Fire, 2017) is the second book in Trish Heinrich’s Vigilantes series, following after Serpent’s Sacrifice. In this book, set in the early 1960s, Alice has mostly hung up her costume, albeit reluctantly, in favor of navigating high society and the business world. But she still desires revenge against the Phantasm, whose...

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    Coming Soon: Battling in All Her Finery Kickstarter!

    by  • January 23, 2018 • Administrative • 0 Comments

    Battling in All Her Finery

    On Thursday, February 1, Mad Scientist Journal will be launching our fifth anthology Kickstarter. The title this year is Battling in All Her Finery: Historical Accounts of Otherworldly Women Leaders. We’re planning for an all-ages friendly, inclusive anthology of stories of women who lead in any field–political, social, military, scientific, etc. If you’re interested in this...

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    On Kickstarter: Valor Volume 2

    by  • January 17, 2018 • Administrative • 0 Comments

    Valor graphic novels

    If you’re looking for a fun comic anthology for all ages that pays homage to the strength, resourcefulness, and cunning of female heroines in fairy tales, check out Valor: Volume 2 on Kickstarter! The first volume of this series contained re-imagined, adapted, and invented fairy tales, and was funded on Kickstarter in 2014. The second volume will...

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    Strange Science: Unusual Food Pairings

    by  • January 12, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Potato pancakes with lingonberries and bacon

    Why do food pairings like pork and vanilla or beef and chocolate work? The answer lies within flavor perception and biochemical networks. Food is made up of chemical compounds, and sometimes, two foods that you might think of as very different have similar compounds. If the two foods are cooked in a fashion that...

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