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Strange Science: Scientifically Accurate Zombies?

Zombies are a staple in horror fiction and media, but there are a number of ways in which zombies could be real, based on science. This article from SyFy talks about several scenarios in which zombies might actually rise up, … Continue reading

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Fiction: Godwin, or The Modern Prometheus

An essay by Captain Jack Passerday, as told to Dave D’Alessio Art by Luke Spooner 11 Nov 1824 My dear Wilhelm: I am writing to you as my solicitor in order that I may place into your hands certain information … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Scientific Explanations for Horror Creatures

Vampires, zombies, and werewolves have all appeared in a variety of cultures and legends, as well as an inordinate number of horror stories, novels, TV shows, and films. But there are potential scientific explanations for these creatures of the horror … Continue reading

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Strange Science: 3D Printed Heart

Scientists at Tel Aviv University in Israel have successfully 3D printed a heart using human tissue. This heart has cells, blood vessels, ventricles, and chambers, making it a theoretically functional heart. The materials for this 3D printed heart were taken from … Continue reading

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Or, The Modern Levitation of Frankenstein

An essay by an anonymous narrator, as provided by Ron Riekki Art by Leigh Legler As an EMT, we routinely come upon body parts. A finger gets severed by a pair of pliers. A toe gets cut off by an … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Medicine Two and a Half Millennia Ago

Archaeologists in Turkey have uncovered a health center and medical tools from approximately 2,600 years ago. While the tools are not exactly like those pictured here, they bear some resemblance to these Egyptian medical tools and add to the information … Continue reading

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Exploring Science Concepts with Water

Many kids enjoy playing with water, but did you know that this activity can be used as a way to explore science concepts as well? If you’ve got a young person in your life who you’d like to help learn … Continue reading

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How to Build a Pig-Duck: The Do-It-Yourselfer’s Guide to Hybrids, Chimeras, and Synthetic Biology

An essay by S. M. Plathock, as provided by Rachel Rodman Art provided by Leigh Legler Introduction For you, nature isn’t enough. When you go outdoors and see something beautiful–a deer, say, backgrounded by trees–you feel all the normal stuff: awe, … Continue reading

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The Benefits and Risks of Calorific Fat Cell Inversion

An essay by Carmel Jimenez, as provided by Denzell Cooper Art provided by America Jones “And this is Carmel.” The director’s voice was muffled by the glass. “She is working on something that will literally–” he made a hand gesture … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Why Do Male Cats Have Nipples?

Did you know that male cats have nipples? Did you ever wonder why? The reason for this is that when kittens are first embryos, they start out without any characteristics that will determine their biological sex. And nipples are part … Continue reading

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