This issue is fun, we swear. There will be no grading, no pop quizzes, and if you stay up late reading it under your covers with a flashlight, we promise not to tell. Instead, you can expect to read about the neuroscience behind magic tricks (including one invisible gorilla), albino trees, and the way shiny, sparkly gold can make us look, well, not so bright. Even the hardest of biology-hating hearts will be softened by our article about saving ugly animals, such as the "human fish." (Ick.)
We're not ones to exaggerate, but the winners of our November/December Make Your Own Muse Cover contest are truly beautiful. And we expect lots of lovely, shiny entries from YOU for our newest contest, From Sandwiches to Sculpture. Ooh, sparkly...
Sleights of Mind: What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals about Our Everyday Deceptions
BOOK: The brain-work behind abracadabra.
The Disappearing Spoon
BOOK: Chemistry has never been so fascinating.
Wind Power: 20 Projects to Make with Paper
BOOK: A beginner's guide to wind power (+ crafts!)
From Sandwiches to Sculpture
CONTEST: Foil isn't just for leftovers anymore.
MUSEROLOGY: "I am Bedevere, one of Arthur's friends--and a boy. I didn't see that coming."
Tricksters and Fools
TOWN HALL DISCUSSION: 'Fess up.
Your Favorite Underdog
TOWN HALL DISCUSSION: Do you root for the losing team?