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September mini-AIR: The new Ig Nobel winners (plus cinnamon research)

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

The September issue of mini-AIR (our monthly e-mail newsletter) just went out. (mini-AIR is a wee little supplement to the magazine itself). Topics include:

  • The 2016 Ig Nobel Prize winners
  • Eating Cinnamon Converts Poor Learners Who Are Mice
  • “Reading Cinnamon Activates Olfactory Brain Regions”
  • and more
It also has info about upcoming events.

Mel [pictured here] says, “It’s swell.”

mini-AIR is the simplest way to keep informed about Improbable and Ig Nobel news and events.

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August mini-AIR: Worst Myopia Claw; Kissing, then Redness, etc.

Monday, August 29th, 2016

The August issue of mini-AIR (our monthly e-mail newsletter) just went out. (mini-AIR is a wee little supplement to the magazine itself). Topics include:

  • Worst Myopia Claw Intraocular Lens
  • Kissing, Then Redness
  • Heads Versus Risk Limerick Contest
  • and more
It also has info about upcoming events.

Mel [pictured here] says, “It’s swell.”

mini-AIR is the simplest way to keep informed about Improbable and Ig Nobel news and events.

Want to mini-AIR e-mailed to you every month? Just opt in.

mini-AIR: glowing cockroaches, scorpions, and a Smelly publication

Friday, April 29th, 2016

The April issue of mini-AIR (our monthly e-mail newsletter) just went out. (mini-AIR is a wee little supplement to the magazine). Topics include:

  • Fluorescence in Cockroaches
  • Optical Properties of a Scorpion Limerick Contest
  • Reducing Scorpion Fluorescence
  • and more
It also has info about upcoming events.

Mel [pictured here] says, “It’s swell.”

mini-AIR is the simplest way to keep informed about Improbable and Ig Nobel news and events.

Want to mini-AIR e-mailed to you every month? Just opt in.

mini-AIR February issue: Snakes on/in/off planes

Monday, February 8th, 2016

The February issue of mini-AIR (our monthly e-mail newsletter just went out. (mini-AIR is a wee little supplement to the magazine). Topics include:

  • Snakes in the Plane
  • Snakes-on-an-Inclined-Plane Limerick Contest
  • Mouse Without Shakes, On and Off a Plane
  • and more
It also has info about upcoming events.

Mel [pictured here] says, “It’s swell.”

mini-AIR is the simplest way to keep informed about Improbable and Ig Nobel news and events.

Want to have mini-AIR e-mailed to you every month? Just add yourself to the mini-AIR list.

mini-AIR November issue: Morphospace (and D’Arcy Thompson)

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

The November issue of mini-AIR (our monthly e-mail newsletter just went out. (mini-AIR is a wee little supplement to the magazine). Topics include:

  • D’Arcy Thompson in Empirical Morphospace
  • The Phytophagous Scarab Chafers Morphospace Limerick Competition
  • Pie’s Null Morphospace
  • and more
It also has info about upcoming events.

Mel [pictured here] says, “It’s swell.”

mini-AIR is the simplest way to keep informed about Improbable and Ig Nobel news and events.

Want to have mini-AIR e-mailed to you every month? Just add yourself to the mini-AIR list.

BONUS: Video of the D’Arcy Thompson Animal Parade, which began the 2011 Ig Nobel show (for National Science Week) at the University of Dundee. D’Arcy Thompson was based, for much of his spectacular scientific/literary career, at Dundee. These taxidermied critters, carried into the theatre by three Ig Nobel Prize winners, and by two of Dundee’s most illustrious modern scientists, and by one of Scotland’s most dynamic historians, are in the museum collection Thompson built at the university:

BONUS: Medusan morphospace