Tag Archives: Chemistry

Science Experiment Subscription Service

If you’re shopping for a budding mad scientist, check out MEL Chemistry, which is a subscription kit service that provides science experiments for kids. The kit and experiments are geared toward kids in the 9 to 14 age range, and … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Love and Turning Stomachs Inside Out?

You’ve probably heard of oxytocin, commonly called the “love hormone” in humans. But did you know that in starfish, oxytocin causes them to turn their stomachs inside out and feed? Scientists find this fact to be a little unusual, because … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Aqua Regia

Our story this week uses aqua regia to transport gold unnoticed. But that’s not a fictional element of the story! Aqua regia is more commonly used to remove impurities from gold, but it’s entirely possible for gold to be dissolved … Continue reading

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Strange Concoctions of the Past

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 … Continue reading

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Interactive 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 … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Solar Power in the Form of a Liquid

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 … 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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Strange Science: Molecular Gastronomy

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 … Continue reading

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Women in Science: Marie Curie

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 … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The Secrets of Alchemy

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 … Continue reading

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