• Strange Science: Listening to Earthquake Data

    by  • March 22, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Large crack in road surface caused by earthquake

    Seismologists have an overabundance of seismic data and not enough time to sift through it all. In order to make their lives a little easier, seismologists at Northwestern University have launched a program called “Earthquake Detective.” Through this program, they’re able to get non-scientists to help them process the data. The trick is in...

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    Send Us Your Imaginary Acquaintance Stories!

    by  • March 21, 2019 • 0 Comments

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    If you haven’t already submitted your stories of imaginary acquaintances for consideration for I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances, time is running out! Our submission period ends at midnight Pacific time on Sunday, March 31st, which is just 10 days from now. You can find out how and what to submit...

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    Teens with Big Ideas on Climate Change

    by  • March 19, 2019 • 0 Comments

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    The Regeneron Science Talent Search is an opportunity for high school students to present their original scientific research and win awards based on that research. Winners of the annual competition were announced last week, and included a mathematical model to locate exoplanets, analysis of the genetic makeup of HIV patients resistant to anti-retroviral treatments,...

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    Strange Science: Exploding Grapes

    by  • March 15, 2019 • 0 Comments

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    Grapes are pretty cool because they make wine, but did you know that they will also explode if you put them in the microwave (which does not make wine)? If you put even two grapes in the microwave, or a single grape that’s been cut in half, but with the skin still attaching the...

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    Raising the Dead from the Archives

    by  • March 14, 2019 • 0 Comments

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    If you enjoyed our tale of weird necromancy on Monday, here are a few more stories from the MSJ archives you might also enjoy! “Deddville” by Nicole Tanquary (a town populated by the dead, and one living man) “There Will Be No Encore” by Darren Ridgley (a reanimated performer unraveling the secrets of his unlife)...

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    Interview with Alanna McFall

    by  • March 13, 2019 • 0 Comments

    Author Alanna McFall

    Today, we’re talking with one of our MSJ alum, Alanna McFall, who has her first full-length book, The Travelling Triple-C Incorporeal Circus, due out in June 2019. DV: Tell us a bit about yourself! Alanna McFall: My name is Alanna McFall and I’m a writer based out of the Bay Area in California. I’m originally...

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    Mad Scientists at Emerald City Comic Con

    by  • March 12, 2019 • 0 Comments

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    Emerald City Comic Con, also known as ECCC, is an enormous convention in Seattle, and although Mad Scientist Journal will not have an official presence there, MSJ Editorial Assistant and alumni Amanda Cherry will be a panelist at this convention. You can find her full schedule on the convention website. Assistant Editor Dawn Vogel will also be attending...

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