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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.”

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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

mini-AIR (October issue): Monsters at the Royal Society, etc.

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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

  • Vampires and Rabies
  • Monsters at the Royal Society
  • Dam, Bloodsucking Blackflies Limerick Competition
  • 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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BONUS: Investigator Paul Tomblin, who reads mini-AIR, send us this note: “Not an entry [in the limerick contest], but no discussion of dams and bloodsucking blackflies is complete without a reference to Wade Hemsworth‘s Blackfly Song:

mini-AIR August issue: Screws, bolts, and so forth

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

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

  • News about the coming Ig Nobel Prize ceremony & webcast
  • The BG Bang Limerick Competition
  • Arm-Wrestling: A Humerus Twist
  • Screw When Where Limerick Competition
  • 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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mini-AIR May issue: Bang’s Cuspidor, and so forth

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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

  • Bang’s Blutzucker
  • The BG Bang Limerick Competition
  • Bang’s Cuspidor
  • 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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April mini-AIR: Joints, bones, and pitted pebbles

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

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:

  • How Many Joints?
  • Ig Nobel Eurotour Thanks, and Next Year
  • Green: Thumb Injury Limerick Competition
  • Salamander 5th Toe Loss
  • and more
It also has info about upcoming events.

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

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