• Strange Science: Superbugs and Surfers

    by  • April 13, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Surfer at the Cayucos Pier, California

    Scientist studying bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics have focused their attention on new test subjects–the digestive tract and rectums of surfers. Because antibiotic-resistant bacteria are often found in ocean water (a result of wastewater being discharged into large natural bodies of water), and because surfers swallow a large amount of ocean water, their...

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    Battling in All Her Finery Submissions

    by  • April 11, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Battling in All Her Finery

    If you’re thinking about sending in a story for the Battling in All Her Finery anthology, this is a friendly reminder that you have until 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on April 30, 2018, to get your story in. That’s 19 days from now! For more information and the submissions portal link, look here! And if...

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    Strange Science: Northern Lights Called Steve

    by  • April 6, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Northern lights known as Steve

    Sometimes, the story behind how a scientific phenomenon is named can be fascinating and strange. In the case of a new type of Northern lights, or aurora borealis, a Canadian photographer who is part of a group who chases and photographs auroras in Alberta, Canada, the lights were named as a joke. In the...

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    How Science Fiction Can Save Us All

    by  • April 4, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Clock face

    Guest Post by Eve Taft I firmly believe that humans need science fiction. I think it inspires us, in a both a broad and narrow sense—Star Trek led not only to kids who dreamed of being astronauts but also, quite simply, to tablets like Geordi LaForge’s. Scifi forces us to imagine what could be,...

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    Crackpot: An Advance in Mellow Weapons

    by  • April 2, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Art for "Crackpot An Advance in Mellow Weapons"

    An essay by Win Chester Brought to our attention by E. B. Fischadler Art by Ariel Alian Wilson Recently, the U.S. Army responded to environmentalist concerns about pollution from toxic components of practice ordinance by issuing a request for biodegradable ammunition.  They are seeking non-toxic replacements for gunpowder and warhead components. More amazing...

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    Strange Science: Reactions to Extraterrestrial Life

    by  • March 30, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Knots in a tree that resemble an alien's head

    How would humanity react if extraterrestrials landed on Earth tomorrow? According to psychologists at Arizona State University, we’d likely react well! Through examinations of human reactions to what could be fossilized Martian microbes, the possibility of an artificially constructed astral body, and inhabitable exoplanets in nearby star systems, the psychologists involved with the study...

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    Review of The Bathwater Conspiracy by Janet Kellough

    by  • March 28, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover art for The Bathwater Conspiracy

    What would the world look like without men? Janet Kellough’s latest book, The Bathwater Conspiracy (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2017), explores that question in the context of a speculative fiction mystery. Set at some indefinite point in the future, men have been eradicated as a result of a virus. There are still...

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    Now Available! Mad Scientist Journal: Spring 2018

    by  • March 27, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Cover Art for Mad Scientist Journal: Spring 2018

    Cooking advice, previously undiscovered species, and tortured artists. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Spring 2018 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there are also pieces of fiction from Mandi Jourdan, Michael McGlade,...

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