• Posts Tagged ‘Chemistry’

    Strange Concoctions of the Past

    by  • June 18, 2019 • MSJ Time Machine • 0 Comments

    Open book, candle, and copper mixing vessel

    We’ve published few stories about alchemy at Mad Scientist Journal, but here are a few selections about mixtures and concoctions just outside of reality. “The Essence of Sprout” by Nick Morrish (an experiment on restoring lost senses) “Old Mother Shudders” by Tom McGee (traditional remedies for lycanthropy) “The Infernal Bones of Canaan, Mississippi” by Elizabeth...

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    Interactive Periodic Table of Elements

    by  • January 8, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Periodic table of elements

    The periodic table of elements was always a cool part of science classes when we were growing up, and the internet has made it even cooler. If you’re looking for a fun way to learn about elements, check out this interactive periodic table of elements! Clicking on an element will bring up more information...

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    Strange Science: Solar Power in the Form of a Liquid

    by  • December 14, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments


    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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    Strange Science: Molecular Gastronomy

    by  • October 5, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    A different sort of eggs Benedict

    When you hear the words “molecular gastronomy,” you probably think of something like the picture to the left, where it’s all about weird combinations and fancy plating. Molecular gastronomy is, in reality, the science of investigating the physical and chemical changes in ingredients when they are cooked. Or, in other words, the science behind...

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    Women in Science: Marie Curie

    by  • October 2, 2018 • Women in Science • 0 Comments

    Marie Curie, ca. 1920s

    As we lead up to the release of Battling in All Her Finery, we’re featuring a handful of women in science from history. Check back in the coming weeks to learn more about early women scientific leaders, and check out Battling in All Her Finery when it releases on October 16! Marie Skłodowska Curie...

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    Strange Science: The Secrets of Alchemy

    by  • July 6, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Alchemy of Happiness

    A chemist at Johns Hopkins University is working to decipher alchemical formulas to determine what secrets alchemists might have once known that have been lost to time. While alchemy may seem like pseudoscience to some, Lawrence Principe has set about recreating some alchemical formulas, reaching the results that alchemists did. Part of the trick...

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    It Won’t Cost You a Cent

    by  • December 5, 2016 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    Art for "It Won't Cost You a Cent"

    A letter by J. Julian Watson, as provided by his cousin, Dana Mele Art by Errow Collins Dear Family and Friends, Happy holidays from the Watson family! As always, this December delivers swirling snow, crowded malls, and another annual update from Julian, Molly, Hunter, and Tesla. It’s been a year, and so much has...

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    The Confession of Lyle Timmons

    by  • June 20, 2016 • Fiction • 0 Comments

    The Confession of Lyle Timmons

    An essay by Lyle Timmons, as provided by Jacob M. Lambert Art by Errow Collins There must have been something in the injection, some chemical that made them that way, like zombies, but without the macabre stipulations: no eating flesh, brains, or pathological virus spread through biting. No, from what I’ve heard–in the news...

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