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    Strange Science: Human Mutation

    by  • October 19, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Mutant smash!

    Just how far-fetched are superheroes? What about mutants? The answer is: maybe not as out there as you think! While humans might not develop the power of flight or telekinesis, there are a number of physical and mental mutations that aren’t too far off from powers possessed by superheroes. This article lists a number...

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    Review of Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield

    by  • October 17, 2018 • Reviews • 0 Comments

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    Time travel can be tricky. But Kate Heartfield’s Alice Payne Arrives (Tor, 2018) handles the topic deftly. This novella is a clever tale of time travel across multiple timelines with a firm grasp of the consequences of mucking about with history. The titular character, Alice Payne, lives in England in 1788, making a living...

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    Battling in All Her Finery Now Available!

    by  • October 16, 2018 • Administrative • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Battling in All Her Finery

    Battling in All Her Finery: Historical Accounts of Otherworldly Women Leaders is available today! This anthology collects twenty-one stories of women who rule, whether that be in the houses of government, on the battlefield, in the boardroom, on stage, or in space! We’ve put together a fantastic collection of authors with many stories under their...

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    Strange Science: Self-Organizing Mouse Stem Cells

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


    Mice are frequently used in laboratory settings, but now it’s their stem cells that are being studied, rather than their behaviors. Scientists in Switzerland have found that if stem cells from mice are placed into a growth-promoting broth, they will organize themselves into a banana-like shape–far more organized than the scientists had originally thought...

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    Review of Bikes Not Rockets

    by  • October 10, 2018 • Reviews • 0 Comments

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    Bikes not Rockets (Microcosm Publishing, 2018), edited by Elly Blue, is the fifth volume in the Bikes in Space series, all of which feature speculative fiction centered around bicycles. The theme of this volume was intersectional stories, and it collects eleven stories in that vein. The stories in this volume vary between those that...

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    Women in Science: Mary Jackson

    by  • October 9, 2018 • Women in Science • 0 Comments

    Mary Jackson

    As we lead up to the release of Battling in All Her Finery, we’re featuring a handful of women in science from history. Check back in the coming weeks to learn more about early women scientific leaders, and check out Battling in All Her Finery when it releases on October 16! Mary Jackson was...

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    Strange Science: Molecular Gastronomy

    by  • October 5, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    A different sort of eggs Benedict

    When you hear the words “molecular gastronomy,” you probably think of something like the picture to the left, where it’s all about weird combinations and fancy plating. Molecular gastronomy is, in reality, the science of investigating the physical and chemical changes in ingredients when they are cooked. Or, in other words, the science behind...

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