Tag Archives: Botany

Strange Science: Plants Under Sedation

We know that plants are alive, but did you know that they can be sedated with the same drugs used to sedate humans? Scientists have recently published a study in the Annals of Botany that details their experiments on the effects … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Where Do Pumpkins Come From?

We here at Mad Scientist Journal love pumpkin pie this time of year, but never thought much about the history of that noble orange orb. It turns out that pumpkins are a result of a genetic mash-up. While they’ve been … Continue reading

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Welcome to Your Future with Chlorolyft®

A speech by Zazz Burbank, as provided by Tara Campbell Art by Errow Collins Welcome to Chlorolyft®, and congratulations on starting the career of a lifetime! I’m Zazz Burbank, Director of Franchising, and I can’t tell you how inspiring it … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The Wild, Wild, Russian West

Few things are as evocative of America’s Old West as the tumbleweed, but this plant is not native to North America and it’s a huge problem. Kali tragus, more commonly known as Russian thistle, is an invasive weed brought over … Continue reading

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Lily in the Moonlight

An account by Professor Fia McCauley, as told to Maureen Bowden Art by Luke Spooner My namesake, Saint Fiacra, is the patron saint of gardeners, so I was destined to be a botanist. I specialised in lilies, the loveliest of flowers, … Continue reading

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Wood Man

An account by the Woodman, as provided by Richard Zwicker Art by Leigh Legler I am a woodman, by profession and constitution. I go into the darkness of the woods, choose large trees, and through the sweat of my arms … Continue reading

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