• Strange Science: Red Onions Turning Green!

    by  • December 22, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Lentil stew

    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, which involved some red onions. The pot of stew made more than enough for...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: November 2017

    by  • December 21, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Kittens peeking from a shelf.

    November was relatively quiet, with most of our effort going towards getting Winter 2018 out the door. Probably the biggest excitement, which bled over to December, were exceptional problems getting our proof copy of the quarterly. Pro-tip: make sure your zip code on your shipping address is correct. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses...

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    Short Stories from MSJ Alums

    by  • December 20, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Fragments of stories

    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 2018, recently had her first published piece in issue 3 of Burnt Pine Magazine. You...

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    Hello! Please Read Me

    by  • December 18, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Art for "Hello! Please Read Me"

    An essay by Me, as provided by Kate B. Brokaw Art by Luke Spooner Oh good, you’re here. Now listen up, here’s a story I want you to remember: I used to be a human. But that was a long time ago. Like everything living inevitably does, I died. I died and my body...

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    Strange Science: Babylonian Trigonometry

    by  • December 15, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Ziggurat

    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 oldest and most accurate trigonometric table. Modern math uses multiples of tens for most...

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    Review of Cry Your Way Home by Damien Angelica Walters

    by  • December 13, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Cry Your Way Home

    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 book veer frequently toward the creepy and unsettling. The opening story, “Tooth, Tongue, and...

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    Killing Stone

    by  • December 11, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Art for "Killing Stone"

    An essay by Upton Stone, as provided by John A. McColley Art by Errow Collins Dr. Elias Stone was a brilliant man, no one will argue. He gave us gene therapy cures for Meiriss Syndrome, Ecks-Nuab Disorder, and Klecks. He perfected the external womb and a dozen patented processes for DNA manipulation. All of these, in...

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    Awesome Finds: Comics by Miles Greb

    by  • December 6, 2017 • 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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    Machine to Describe a Moth

    by  • December 4, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Art for "Machine to Describe a Moth"

    An essay by Dr. Phillip R. Bates, as provided by J. Lee Strickland Art by Shannon Legler I found the street, although my anxiety about the city would often turn the simplest directions into a trial. It was lined with attached single homes of Gothic aspect, steep gables fronting on the street and windows with leaded...

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