• That Man Behind the Curtain: November 2018

    by  • December 25, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Krampus

    November was a relatively quiet month as we shipped out the last of the backer rewards from our Kickstarter and working to get our Winter 2019 quarterly together.  Continue reading for a look at how this all shook out. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses.Web Resources: (-$17.06)Stories: (-$100.00)Art: (-$340.53)Advertising: (-$369.93)Processing Fees: (-$16.56)Printing:...

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    Two to the Power of One

    by  • December 24, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Art for "Two to the Power of One"

    An essay by Dr Kenneth Mueller, as provided by Melanie Rees Art provided by America Jones “It’s an arm. Just an arm.” I look at the skinny piece of meat attached to my shoulder. Devoid of muscle definition, it looks more like beef jerky. But beef jerky is edible, right? I lift my left...

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    Strange Science: Lava Floors

    by  • December 21, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Lava from a 1954 eruption. Not the floor.

    Sometimes, our Strange Science goes a little weirder than other weeks. This week is one of those. We started out by asking ourselves how “the floor is lava” became a thing. The first answer we found was related to a 1948 Roald Dahl story, in which the floor was actually red hot coals and...

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    Some Christmas Reads

    by  • December 20, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Little girl reading to her stuffed bear

    Christmas is a wonderful time to relax and get some reading in. If you’re looking for Christmas-themed reading, we’ve got a few suggestions from the vaults of Mad Scientist Journal. “A Gift for Michael” by Maureen Bowden (while not entirely a Christmas story, it is a lovely story about a valuable gift) “It Won’t Cost...

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    Gifts for Mad Scientists!

    by  • December 18, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Christmas gifts

    Christmas is approaching rapidly, but if you’ve been holding off on buying a gift for the mad scientist in your life, it might not be too late! Though this list on Gizmodo is a few years old, there are still some cool ideas for gifts for mad scientists. And since some of them are...

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    Guts

    by  • December 17, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Art for "Guts"

    An account by an unnamed gangbanger, as provided by by Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr. Art provided by Luke Spooner We talked a ton of shit one summer night, when the air outside was soft, and the light was so warm you could sleep on the sidewalk just forever. Ten or two or four immortal...

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    Strange Science: Solar Power in the Form of a Liquid

    by  • December 14, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Molecules

    Long-term storage for solar energy may be a thing of the past, based on new developments coming out of Sweden. Swedish scientists have improved a molecule consisting of carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen, which rearranges its atomic bonds and becomes an isomer when it absorbs sunlight. Unlike conventional solar panels, which aren’t capable of storing...

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    Summer Science Programs for High School Students

    by  • December 13, 2018 • 0 Comments

    Microscope

    High school students who are interested in science often have a wide array of opportunities for them to pursue their interests. One of the many places where this is prevalent is on college campuses, some of which offer programs ranging from a week or two through eight weeks or more, geared toward allowing high...

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