• Posts Tagged ‘Cryptozoology’

    Old Mother Shudders

    by  • February 11, 2019 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Old Mother Shudders, as provided by Tom McGee Art by Leigh Legler There was a time when everyone knew to come to me for advice … but then my hair began to grey, my back began to stoop, my hands, once so strong, so capable, became frail and wrinkled. I began...

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    A Distant Honk

    by  • June 18, 2018 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Zoe Torres, as provided by Holly Schofield Art by Luke Spooner The footprints were as big as my snowshoe, the narrow heel a crisp outline, the impression not more than a couple of hours old. The tracks beelined from the forest edge right through my campsite, growing more erratic as they...

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    Strange Science: Tardigrades

    by  • March 23, 2018 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Tardigrade

    Tardigrades, aka water bears or moss piglets, have experienced a recent upsurge in popularity. They’re tiny little critters (only about 0.5 millimeters, or 0.02 inches), and scientists have known about them since the eighteenth century. But despite scientists studying them for hundreds of years, there’s plenty we are still learning about tardigrades. For example,...

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    Strange Science: Studying Monsters

    by  • December 1, 2017 • Strange Science • 0 Comments

    Artist's rendering of medieval monsters

    Did you know that there’s an entire organization devoted to the study of medieval monsters? They’re called MEARCSTAPA, which stands for Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory And Practical Application. The name of the group sounds like a bit of a nonsense word, which is partly intentional. But...

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    An Afternoon with Odessa Malko

    by  • November 13, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An interview by R. L. Evars, as provided by Emma Whitehall Art by Ariel Alian Wilson When I first meet Odessa Malko, I barely know what to expect. The marine crypto-biologist has recently become the talk of Aforcaster, with her astounding research into the hitherto-mysterious creature, Microcosmus marinus–otherwise known as the Kraken. However, she...

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    From Matchsticks to Flamethrowers: On the Evolution of Dragons

    by  • July 3, 2017 • Fiction • 0 Comments

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    An essay by Edmund Teile, as prepared by his great-grandson, Isaac Teile Art by Leigh Legler Abstract: This paper asserts that pinwyrm lizards are closely related to western red and northeastern black dragons despite their contemporary classification as monitors. First, I provide an analysis of comparative behavioral habits between venomous pinwyrms and black dragons (which...

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