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Unbelievable Creatures!

Our planet is home to all sorts of creatures that seem fantastical or like they’ve come straight out of science fiction. This article includes a list of seventeen of the most amazing critters. Some are quite small, like the tardigrade, … Continue reading

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Alumni Short Stories and An Interview!

Our alumni have been quite busy, so here’s a few more things they’ve been up to! Patrick Hurley’s story, “A Tricky Leak,” was published at The Arcanist. Deborah L. Davitt’s story, “Carols on Callisto,” was podcast at Escape Pod. J. C. … Continue reading

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Other Cryptozoology Stories

If you enjoyed yesterday’s story about an unusual creature, here are some other stories you might like! “The Skitterer: An Impression of an Imaginary Companion” by G. D. Watry (a strange cryptid that might or might not be real) “Old … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Scale Mail for Modern Protection

A teen scientist in Australia has found a new use for an ancient technology in a very modern setting: using copper scale male to protect women from excess radiation during breast cancer treatments. She took her inspiration from learning that … Continue reading

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The Tiniest of Gingerbread Houses, through Science!

Gingerbread houses are hard to make and decorate. But a gingerbread house that’s about 20,000 times smaller than a normal one, or one-tenth the width of a human hair? That sounds like a real challenge! A scientist at McMaster University … Continue reading

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Review of Carpe Glitter

Carpe Glitter by Cat Rambo (Meerkat Press, 2019) is a clever novelette about family secrets, magic, and antiquated war machines. A very quick read, this novelette blends a very real story of dealing with the estate of a recently deceased … Continue reading

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Stories for Winter Nights!

We’re in the midst of winter in the northern hemisphere, so here are a few winter tales to keep you company during these dark nights! “On a Winter’s Night” by Paul Crenshaw (a dark Gothic-inspired tale) “Ice Words, Fire Fonts, … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The History of Blood Transfusion

We may think of blood transfusion as a very modern scientific development, but as this timeline shows, the use of transfusions in medicine goes back to the seventeenth century, when physicians identified the circulatory system. What follows is a fascinating … Continue reading

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Even More Alumni Short Stories, Games, and More!

Our MSJ alumni have been busy, with even more new publications! Cliff Winnig has a story in the recently published Straight Outta Deadwood from Baen Books. Author Matt Moran has published a game called A Bitter Gambit, a rules-light game of sword … Continue reading

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Winter 2020 Out Now!

Disaster photography, mental health assistance from unlikely sources, and talented velociraptors. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2020 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. … Continue reading

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