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    Strange Science: Prehistoric Island Construction

    by  • July 12, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Loch Lomond

    Archaeologists studying crannogs, constructed islands in the Scottish lochs, have found evidence that suggests that these islands are far older than originally believed. Originally, the crannogs had been dated to approximately 800 B.C. Newer investigations point to an origin of roughly 3640-3360 B.C., or more than 5,500 years ago. The crannogs are constructed from...

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    Awesome Finds: Weaponized Cats

    by  • July 11, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Illustration of a cat being launched from a catapult

    Our feline interns (a.k.a. feline overlords) would like for us to tell you about this awesome find of a Kickstarter for the Weaponized Cats comic book. While our feline interns find themselves well-equipped with built-in weapons, they know that not all cats are so equipped, and that some cats need outside assistance. More seriously,...

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    Review of The Imaginary Corpse

    by  • July 10, 2019 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for The Imaginary Corpse

    The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes (Angry Robot, 2019) mashes up a noir detective story with a world peopled with imaginary friends and ideas their creators have abandoned. In doing so, he’s created a vibrant world filled with whimsy, but also a place in which deep subjects, such as trauma and loss, can be...

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    Fireworks in a Jar for Kids

    by  • July 4, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Fireworks in gold, red, and blue against a black sky

    If you’ve got kids who want to shoot off fireworks, but they’re not quite old enough for that yet, check out this cool experiment called “Fireworks in a Jar.” With items you’ve probably got in your kitchen, you can make a mini fireworks display without the “fire” portion of that spectacle. For slightly more...

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    Awesome Finds: S.P.I.R.I.T.

    by  • July 3, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Sample illustrated page from S.P.I.R.I.T. showing three female characters driving to a cemetery

    We love comics that feature female protagonists and science, so it’s no surprise that we’re excited for S.P.I.R.I.T.! The Kickstarter describes this comic as “a 24-page full-color comic about a group of teen girl ghost hunters. Mary, Ada and Jane are the scientific paranormal incident research investigation team or S.P.I.R.I.T.! The team uses science to...

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    Strange Science: Siberian Unicorns

    by  • June 28, 2019 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Artist interpretation of a siberian unicorn in bright colors

    Back in 2012, we published a story about carnivorous unicorns. While the Elasmotherium sibericum was an herbivore, it may have been just as cool as, if not cooler than, these fictitious carnivorous unicorns. The E. sibericum was more closely related to the modern-day rhinoceros than a horse, but it had a prominent horn that...

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    Alumni Write Epic Fantasy and More

    by  • June 26, 2019 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Stone bridge over a still river in a woodland setting

    Several anthologies have announced their tables of contents recently, and we’re pleased to see our alumni in them! Two of our alumni have stories forthcoming in Flame Tree Publishing’s Epic Fantasy anthology. Both Lucinda Gunnin and Wendy Nikel were recently announced as among the authors selected for this anthology, which will be released in...

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