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    Strange Science: Plants Under Sedation

    by  • February 23, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Closed flower bud

    We know that plants are alive, but did you know that they can be sedated with the same drugs used to sedate humans? Scientists have recently published a study in the Annals of Botany that details their experiments on the effects of a variety of drugs on pea plants. “Under anesthetics, the physical properties of...

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    Battling In All Her Finery is Funded!

    by  • February 21, 2018 • On Kickstarter • 0 Comments

    Battling in All Her Finery

    Our Kickstarter for Battling in All Her Finery is now fully funded, and still chugging along toward some possible stretch goals! We’re looking forward to  telling folks about our open submission period and guidelines! So if you’re a writer, and you’ve got some ideas about women leaders, keep an eye on this space, as...

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    Review of Legacy by Jesikah Sundin

    by  • February 14, 2018 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Legacy

    Legacy by Jesikah Sundin (Forest Tales Publishing, 2014) is the first book in the Biodome Chronicles series, and it is an eclectic mix of cyberpunk, quasi-medieval recreation in the form of live-action roleplaying (LARPing), and not-quite apocalyptic fiction, all told as a young adult story. The novel follows the activities of Leaf and Willow...

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    Strange Science: Cloned Monkeys

    by  • February 9, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Berber monkeys

    These monkeys are just as shocked as we are that that some of their cousins have been cloned! Using the same technology that allowed for the cloning of Dolly the sheep in 1996, Chinese scientists have now created identical long-tailed macaques named Hua Hua and Zhong Zhong. While monkeys have been cloned previously using a...

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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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