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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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    Alumni Publishing Short Stories from Delightful to Creepy

    by  • January 10, 2018 • Mad Scientist News • 0 Comments

    Parent and child in silhouette

    Here are the latest batch of stories from our MSJ alum, including stories that range from delightful and light-hearted to creepy horror stories. Caroline M. Yoachim has published “A Rabbit Egg for Flora” in the latest Fireside Fiction. S. Qiouyi Li has published “Mother Tongues” in the latest Asimov’s. Joachim Heijndermans’ story, “All Through the House,” was...

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    Strange Science: Corpse Consumption

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

    Mummy

    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 curatives that were derived from human body parts, mummified or otherwise. According to author...

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