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Strange Science: Corpse Consumption

Humans have long believed in all sorts of weird remedies and supplements for their continued health. But cannibalism? That might be taking it a bit too far. Nonetheless, Europeans in the 16th and 17th centuries had a wide array of … Continue reading

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Review of Full Throttle by Jon Hartless

Full Throttle (Accent Press, 2017) is a fascinating story of a working-class girl’s struggles in the world of competitive car racing in an alternate Edwardian steampunk/dieselpunk setting. MSJ alum Jon Hartless weaves a compelling tale of family, friendship, and burgeoning … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Feathered Dinosaurs

Paleontologists have learned a considerable amount about dinosaurs in recent years, allowing them to rename or reclassify some dinosaurs. They’ve also learned a lot about what dinosaurs really looked like, based on fossil evidence. The latest discovery is a feathered … Continue reading

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On Kickstarter: Victoria Black #1

If you like your comic books gory, gritty, and violent, you owe it to yourself to check out the Kickstarter for Victoria Black #1. The sample images shown in the Kickstarter appear to cover all of those angles, and then … Continue reading

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Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2018 now available

Cooking advice, previously undiscovered species, and tortured artists. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2017 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Red Onions Turning Green!

We at Mad Scientist Journal have recently been undertaking some culinary experiments. Jeremy is learning to bake gluten-free breads, pies, and cookies, while Dawn is learning to make Ethiopian food. One of our recent experiments was an Ethiopian lentil stew, … Continue reading

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Short Stories from MSJ Alums

Several of our MSJ alum have had stories reprinted, newly published, or coming soon! Both Maureen Bowden and Judith Field have stories reprinted in the Fabula Argentea 5th Anniversary Anthology. Laura Arciniega, who has a quarterly-exclusive story in Mad Scientist Journal: Winter … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Babylonian Trigonometry

For years, mathematicians and scientists have believed that the Greeks developed trigonometry. However, an new analysis of a 3,700-year-old Babylonian artifact has changed their tune. Plimpton 332, a Babylonian tablet that was excavated in the early 1900s, contains the world’s … Continue reading

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Review of Cry Your Way Home by Damien Angelica Walters

Cry Your Way Home (Apex Publications, 2018) features seventeen of Damien Angelica Walters’ previously published short stories in a brilliant collection showcasing her beautiful prose and carefully plotted tales. Not for the faint of heart, the stories contained within this … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Ecological Impacts of Mass Mortality

When many animals die at one time, what happens to the landscape where their carcasses remain? Scientists at Mississippi State University came up with a way to study this question, while also dealing with an enormous problem of feral pigs … Continue reading

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