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    Awesome Finds: Comics by Miles Greb

    by  • December 6, 2017 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Cover art for After the Gold Rush

    We recently came across a few comics that might be of interest to mad scientists, by Seattle author Miles Greb. His comic After the Gold Rush involves the last scientist, Scout, returning to Earth to study it, but finding it a wilderness rather than a place of high technology. The story also deals with the conflict...

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    Strange Science: Studying Monsters

    by  • December 1, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Artist's rendering of medieval monsters

    Did you know that there’s an entire organization devoted to the study of medieval monsters? They’re called MEARCSTAPA, which stands for Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory And Practical Application. The name of the group sounds like a bit of a nonsense word, which is partly intentional. But...

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    Strange Science: The Frilled Shark

    by  • November 24, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Frilled shark

    A frilled shark sounds like an animal that would be at home at a tea party, with frills and ruffles, right? Wrong. The frilled shark, Chlamydoselachus anguineus, is actually a terrifying, serpentine shark with 300 needle-sharp teeth lining its mouth in neat rows. It’s also a shark that has been around for a long time....

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    MSJ Alum McColley Involved with a New Form of Digital Storytelling

    by  • November 15, 2017 • Administrative • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Harridan

    MSJ alum John A. McColley has just published the first episode of a serial novel. Entitled Harridan: Sacrificial Lamb, this serial begins the story of Harridan, an internet reporter whose work is tied up in the supernatural and unusual. According to McColley, “It’s an occult detective/urban fantasy/mystery story about a reporter whose life has been...

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    Strange Science: Squirrels and Leprosy in Medieval England

    by  • November 10, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Squirrel!

    Scientists studying a leprosy outbreak in medieval England believe they may have found the culprit: squirrels. More specifically, they suggest that the squirrel pelt trade could have brought this disease to England from Scandinavia. In examining the skull of a medieval woman from East Anglia, scientists have identified damage to the skull caused by...

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