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The special SMELLY issue of the magazine is out!

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

The special SMELLY issue (vol. 22, no. 2) of the magazine (the Annals of Improbable Research) is now out! It’s bursting (as are all our issues) with carefully culled, improbable research snippets about everything, from anywhere, more or less. Click on the cover image, below, to see the issue’s table of contents and some of the articles.

This is the second issue of our all-PDF era. We hope you enjoy it, and that you will spread the word to friends and colleagues! There are additional new columns, and we have further tweaked the new design (by the one and only Geri Sullivan) to make it even more comfy to read on smartphones, as well as on larger screens.

If you are a subscriber, you should have received an email letting you know the new issue is available, with directions for downloading your copy.

If you are not yet a subscriber, you can purchase that issue —or subscribe!—on our Gumroad page.

Back issues of the magazine, and tables of contents, are available on the Improbable website.

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Special thanks to Lauren Maurer Trew, our bookmaster, for working much of the tech magic that brought the magazine into this new era.

The special HUMAN HEADS issue of the magazine is out!

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

The special HUMAN HEADS And GARLIC issue (vol. 22, no. 1) of the magazine (the Annals of Improbable Research) is now out! It’s bursting (as are all our issues) with carefully culled, improbable research snippets about everything, from anywhere, more or less.

This is the very first issue of our all-PDF era. We hope you enjoy it, and that you will spread the word to friends and colleagues! There are lots of new columns, and a new design (by the one and only Geri Sullivan) that’s easy to read on smartphones, as well as on larger screens.

If you are a subscriber, you should have received an email letting you know the new issue is available, with directions for downloading your copy.

If you are not yet a subscriber, you can purchase that issue from our Gumroad page.

Back issues of the magazine, and tables of contents, are available on the Improbable website.

 

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Special thanks to Lauren Maurer Trew, our bookmaster, for working much of the tech magic that brought the magazine into this new era.

The special Ig Nobel issue of the magazine!

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

The special IG NOBEL issue (vol. 21, no. 6) of the magazine (the Annals of Improbable Research) is now out!

Articles include:

…and more, more, more, including outstandingly improbable research snippets from many fields and countries.

We encourage you to subscribe (or, if you like, buy it as a single issue).

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Improbable Research is converting from paper to PDFs

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

After 21 years, our magazine — Annals of Improbable Research — is abandoning paper. All issues of the magazine henceforth will be published in PDF form.

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Introductory NEW SUBSCRIPTION price: $15/year.
This special price is available, worldwide, ONLY UNTIL OCTOBER 31, 2015.
After October 31, new subscriptions will be $25/year.

Please spread the word!

The November/December 2015 issue (vol. 21, no. 6) will be the final issue we also publish on paper.

UPDATE (fun commentary, in Gizmodo): “Fantastically Nerdy Science Humor Magazine Goes Digital

The special DOGS (and Cats) issue is out!

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

The special DOGS (and Cats) issue (vol. 21, no. 4) of the magazine (the Annals of Improbable Research) is now out!

Articles include:

…and more, more, more, including new helpings of “Improbable Medical Review”, “Boys Will Be Boys”, “Soft Is Hard”, and other outstandingly improbable research snippets from many fields and countries.

We encourage you to subscribe.

Mel (right) says it’s swell.

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This special DOGS (and Cats) issue nips at the heels of the special CATS (and Dogs) issue.

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