• Checking Out Taxidermy?

    by  • April 30, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Taxidermy badger in artificially created natural surroundings

    If you’ve ever found yourself in need of a taxidermy animal so you could take it to class and/or study it, you’re in luck if you find yourself in Anchorage, Alaska. You’ll need a library card, but the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus possibly has...

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    Fiction: Trash Landing

    by  • April 29, 2019 • 2 Comments

    Art for "Trash Landing"

    An essay by Emin Luke, as provided by Liz Hufford Art by Leigh Legler When I got a call to report immediately to Kessler’s office, I knew something was up. Luvy had already arrived and watched as Kessler paced the room. “Well, men, er, team, there’s been a change of plans. You’re taking CS...

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    Strange Science: Reassessing Viking Burials

    by  • April 26, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Viking burial mounds in Gamla Uppsala

    A team of scientists has been reassessing Viking burials from the settlement of Birka in east-central Sweden, and in doing so, have determined that one of the Viking warriors buried there was a high-status female warrior. Thanks to osteology and genetic analysis, coupled with archaeological analysis of the grave goods, this team is reaching...

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    Books, Stories, and Awards for Our MSJ Alum!

    by  • April 24, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Swords, Sorcery, and Self-Rescuing Damsels

    Our MSJ alum have a lot of new things to be proud of! Nathan Crowder has recently self-published his super creepy horror novel, The Lictonwood. He’s also self-publishing some of his previously published stories via Kindle. We especially love “Deacon Carter’s Last Dime,” but you can find several other stories at his Amazon page....

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    Past Calculations

    by  • April 23, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Mathematic formulas

    If you liked this week’s story about game theory, here are a handful of other stories you might enjoy! “Two to the Power of One” by Melanie Rees (calculating survival) “A Date to be Remembered” by Stuart Webb (recalculating a dating system) (available in Spring 2017 quarterly) “On Conveying Private Material and Persons in...

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    Fiction: Ladies’ Night

    by  • April 22, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Art for "Ladies' Night"

    An essay by Jane Wilding, as provided by Robert Dawson Art by Luke Spooner The sun was setting, and the neon was coming out overhead as I sashayed into the Platinum Horseshoe. It’s a small bar by Vegas standards, maybe two hundred seats and a double handful of slots, no floor show. Behind the...

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    Strange Science: Wine on Mars

    by  • April 19, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Vineyard with two rows of vines flanking a narrow path

    Georgian scientists are experimenting with new ways to grow grapevines, with an eye toward eventual vineyards on Mars. As plans solidify for manned expeditions to Mars, some believe that colonies might not be too far in the future, and a number of companies and countries are looking for ways to contribute. The country of...

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    Awesome Finds: My Kingdom for a Panel

    by  • April 18, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Cover illustration for My Kingdom for a Panel

    If you’re a Shakespeare fan, you might be interested in My Kingdom for a Panel, a Shakespearean graphic novel anthology. Featuring 26 re-imagined and illustrated Shakespearean tales, this graphic novel anthology looks absolutely awesome. They’ve also got a couple of cute add-ons and opportunities to get original artwork from some of the illustrators as well....

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