• Strange Science: Resurrection via Stem Cells?

    by  • February 2, 2018 • 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 • 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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    There Will Be No Encore

    by  • January 29, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Art for "There Will Be No Encore"

    An essay by Tony Russo, as provided by Darren Ridgley Art by Justine McGreevy Never thought I’d say it, but one day I’d like to come out to an empty room. But tonight ain’t the night. Tonight it’s a full house. Standing room only. Every single one of ’em here to see me, Tony Russo, in...

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    That Man Behind the Curtain: December 2017

    by  • January 25, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All

    December had some stress associated with it in terms of Mad Scientist Journal. We were open to submissions, which is always an increase in workload. We were getting out the Winter 2018 quarterly, which also has some workload associated with it. And then there was the Patreon issue. I refrained from talking about it...

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    Review of Serpent’s Rise by Trish Heinrich

    by  • January 24, 2018 • 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 • 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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    Why the Village of Shiminpur is Empty

    by  • January 22, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Art for "Why the Village of Shiminpur is Empty"

    A series of diary entries by Lopa Roy, as provided by Tamoha Sengupta Art by Amanda Jones 14th April, 2016 Tomorrow, I will be going to live in Shiminpur village. I’m not sure for how long, but I won’t come back before I understand what is actually going on there. I can already feel...

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    Strange Science: Non-Euclidean Virtual Reality?

    by  • January 19, 2018 • 0 Comments


    Alien geometry is a common trope in cosmic horror. You can’t swing a dead eldritch horror without hitting geometry that is “abnormal, non-Euclidean, and loathsomely redolent of spheres and dimensions apart from ours.” But what does that look like? Some mathematicians and game designers have worked to make exploring strange geometry fun. There’s certainly...

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    On Kickstarter: Valor Volume 2

    by  • January 17, 2018 • 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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