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Magazine: the special Ig Nobel issue

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

The special  Ig Nobel issue (vol. 19, no. 6) of the magazine (the Annals of Improbable Research) is now out!

Articles include “The 24-7 Lectures“, “Improbable Medical Review“, “Ig® Nobel Limericks: Beetles, Cows, Intoxication“, and more, more, more, including new helpings of “Improbable Research Review”, “Boys Will Be Boys”, “Soft Is Hard”, and other outstandingly improbable research snippets from many fields and countries.

Mel (right) says it’s swell.

Click on the Mel’s face to see the table of contents, buy the e-book version (first download a free preview of it, if you like!), or subscribe to the paper version.

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We will donate a heap of Improbable Research to your school (or your whatever)…

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

If you want to startle your students (or colleagues, patients, or other good people) by making them LAUGH then THINK, we have a heap of Improbable Research for you to give them. For free. You need only be able to come get these things, soon.

WHY: Because of impending mega-reconstruction in our building, we find ourselves having to jettison several stacks of historic (yet pristine!) paper copies of the Annals of Improbable Research (AIR). We want to donate these splendid magazines to people and institutions who/that will put them to improbable use.

HOW: IF you would like a small or medium-size stack of free copies of assorted issues of Improbable Research for your school, lab, hospital, or other educational or research or medical or tech entity — AND you can have someone pick them up at our office in Cambridge, Massachusetts by February 9, 2014) —THEN please get in touch with us ASAP!

UPDATE (Feb 9, 2014): All of the back issues are now spoken for (and most of those have already been picked up). Thanks to everyone who took part. We hope you put those magazines to improbably good use!

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Improbably cheap, wondrous gifts for science types

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Our self-serving recommendation for a cheap, wondrous gift for any curious person: The e-book editions of the Annals of Improbable Research.

Here’s the full list of issues. You can get them on Amazon.comKobo, or Barnes & Noble. (Amazon and B&N make it easy to send an issue as a gift.)

Download a free issue:

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PS. Paper, paper, paper! If you prefer paper,  you can instead send a gift subscription to the paper version of the magazine, which has the same content as the e-books!

Magazine: the special Tolstoys & Rifles issue

Friday, November 29th, 2013

The special Tolstoys & Rifles issue (vol. 19, no. 5) of the magazine (the Annals of Improbable Research) is now out!

Articles include “A Theory of Absolutely Everything” [co-written by seven Dr. Tolstoys], “Icky Cutesy Research Review“, and more, more, more, including new helpings of “Improbable Research Review”, “Boys Will Be Boys”, “Soft Is Hard”, and other outstandingly improbable research snippets from many fields and countries.

Mel (right) says it’s swell.

Click on the Mel’s face to see the table of contents, buy the e-book version (first download a free preview of it, if you like!), or subscribe to the paper version.

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Magazine: the special Boring Machines issue

Monday, June 24th, 2013

The special Boring Machines issue (vol. 19, no. 3) of the magazine (the Annals of Improbable Research) is now out!

Articles include “Boring Machines“, “A Simple and Convenient Synthesis of Pseudoephedrine From N-Methylamphetamine“, and more, more, more, including new helpings of “Improbable Research Review”, “Boys Will Be Boys”, “Soft Is Hard”, and other outstandingly improbable research snippets from many fields and countries.

Mel (right) says it’s swell.

Click on the Mel’s face to see the table of contents, buy the e-book version (first download a free preview of it, if you like!), or subscribe to the paper version.

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