• Posts Tagged ‘Biology’

    Sweet Sand Fleas

    by  • June 2, 2014 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by C. R. Anderson, as provided by Steve Zisson Art by Shannon Legler “Get your hands off me,” that’s what I hear him say. So clearly now. “Please don’t pick me up. I don’t want to go back in the cold, suffocating water again. We’ve been there too long. Way too long. We weren’t...

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    The Dog and the Dinosaur

    by  • December 16, 2013 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Ken Korman, as provided by Adam Rowe Art by Katie Nyborg An audio version of this story is available at http://academicemmett.com/1-4-the-dog-and-the-dinosaur/ “Do you believe in fortune telling?” Emmett asked me. He was staring thoughtfully up at the ceiling, long legs resting on an equally tall chair back. “No more than you do,” I...

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    On Dragon Eyes

    by  • July 15, 2013 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    A Practical Technique for Spectacle Removal in the Royal Dragon (Draco regius) By Simonius Selvius, scholar-in-residence at the University of Heliopolis South, and Harun ibn Saleh Abd al-Bari, senior researcher at the University of the Nile, as provided by Sarah Frost Art by Katie Nyborg Introduction The eyes of the dragon possess qualities unique...

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    Mabel’s Mission

    by  • April 1, 2013 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Mabel Foster, as provided by K. Esta Art by Shannon Legler Unfortunately for most mad scientists in this world–sorry I shouldn’t say “mad.” That’s what I keep hearing everyone else around here call you. I know some of you don’t like it, and rightfully so, it isn’t very nice. How about...

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    Blood Tests, Types and Ties

    by  • March 11, 2013 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Veronica Night, as provided by Kate Elizabeth Art by Justine McGreevy In this issue of Blood, Milton and colleagues report that the next-generation blood substitute, Huma-Nice®, when given as a dietary supplement over a two-month period, resulted in appetite suppression in vampires. The quest for a viable human blood substitute has...

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    by  • January 14, 2013 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by E. E. Malatesta, as provided by Nicholas P. Oakley Art by Katie Nyborg “Imagine a drug. A virus, actually. One so powerful, so clever, that you could release it inside a dome or on a station full of hundreds, thousands, of people and it would go undetected. And imagine that this virus would...

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    The Saddest Mad Scientist

    by  • December 10, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by A.F.W., as provided by Julianne Pachico There is nothing sadder than a mad scientist hell-bent on world domination whose killer clone-producing machine doesn’t work. When the thick clouds of smoke first start hissing out from the desperately whirring engine, and the room slowly fills with the smell of burning popcorn, the first...

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    A Critique of Vorchek’s Holobiologia

    by  • July 2, 2012 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    An essay by Leonard Smok, as presented by Jeffery Scott Sims Photography by Eleanor Leonne Bennett In this latest edition of “Weird Case Files” we consider the curious new book, just published by Starfire Press, entitled Holobiologia: Unlocking the Ultimate Secrets of Life. This largish volume, by one Anton Vorchek, Professor of something-or-other, purports...

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