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The special SMELLY issue of the magazine is out!

The special SMELLY issue (vol. 22, no. 4) 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.


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

Improbable Research