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A magazine for the scientist in all of us.
A magazine for the scientist in all of us.
261 backers pledged $8,174 to help bring this project to life.

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We'd like to create a magazine for the scientist in all of us.

It will have simple How-To's, like extracting the DNA of a strawberry using kitchen materials. But on the next page could have a paper on the validity of using Bacillus Subtillus as a model organism. We'd feature extraordinary citizen scientists who are doing extraordinary things in abnormal labs (aka garages, closets, etc). We'd also give legal and safety tips to inform and protect citizen scientists from some of the dangers they could run into.

You are crazy! Print is DEAD! Yes, certain large print publications are struggling. But we aren't trying to compete with them.
Our goal is not to provide a large dividedend to shareholders. Our goal is to provide people with science related articles that are informative and interesting. Which is why we will be able to cover costs even though we are printing less than 1% of the magazines some of these failing but popular zines print. Plus...It really helps the bottom line when your entire staff are volunteers.

Who is behind this magazine? Me, You and some of the most amazingly creative and dedicated scientists online (see below for examples).

A few of the amazing contributors to the first issue...

Andrew Hessel

Ben Krasnow

Bryan Bishop

Cathal Garvey

Forrest Flanagan

Jacob Shiach

Lawrence Schembri

Meredith Patterson

Zach Weiner

And just a few of the possible topics we plan to cover:

  • Personal Genetics
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Molecular Gastronomy
  • DIYbio
  • Open Science
  • "Amateur" Chemistry
  • Astronomy
  • And sooo much more....

Why $2500?


+It costs roughly $2200 to print 1000* copies of a 54 pages, full color, saddle stitched magazine.
+$250 for kickstarter and amazon fees
+The rest for postage to send out the majority of the magazines(this is a very rough estimate)

*you may ask why 1k and not 250, wont it be cheaper? oddly enough, it isn't. The difference in printing 1000 and 250 is only $200.

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    Your name(or photo) on the back cover of the inaugural issue.

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    A years subscription + A t-shirt + Citizen Science Merit badge

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    We will conduct a science experiment of your choosing or answer a science related question you've always had + All previous prizes

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    A full page in the magazine featuring your company, blog, favorite pet hamster, etc + A years subscription + T-shirt + a merit badge

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    A hard copy proof of the first issue (this is what the printer will send us to ensure everything looks good and the magazine is error free) + A years subscription + T-shirt + a merit badge + recognition on the back cover

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