Table of Contents for Volume 10, Issue 1
On the front cover: Diane DiMassa, professor of Marine Engineering at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and member of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). See page 4. Photo: Andrew Bennett.
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On the back cover: Three beauty products manufactured by Montagne Jeunesse of Swansea, UK. The company’s web site (www.montagnejeunesse.co.uk) explains that "We test all of our products on each other, and we are often to be found sitting at our desks wearing facemasks, or closely examining each other’s hair for improved shine and texture."
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Cover design by Blinsky.
The features marked with a star (*) are based entirely on material taken straight from standard research (and other Official and Therefore Always Correct) literature. Many of the other articles are genuine, too, but we don't know which ones.
Special Section: Beauty Research
- IFC, 4 -- The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists -- Alice Shirrell Kaswell
- 6 -- How to Get Girls Interested in Science -- Felicia Schmutzgarten
- 8 -- Beautiful Research Review* -- Alice Shirrell Kaswell
- 16 -- Added Scientifical Beauty* -- Emil Filterbag
- 18 -- On Hair Color in France -- Ellen Gilkerson and Leslie Lamport
- 20 -- Beauty Value Research Review* -- Stephen Drew
- 23 -- Lovely Research* -- A.J. Faunt
- 26 -- Representations of the Research Student in Popular Culture -- Graham Cormode
- 24 -- Boys Will Be Boys* -- Katherine Lee
- 25 -- AIRhead Research Review* -- Dirk Manley
- 28 -- AIRhead Medical Review* -- Bertha Vanatian
- 29 -- Soft is Hard* -- Alice Shirrell Kaswell, G. Neil Martin, and Bissell Mango
- 31 -- May We Recommend* -- Stephen Drew
News and Notes
- 2 -- AIR Vents
- 7 -- HMO-NO News: Celebrity Medicine!
- 7 -- Evil Pixie -- Nick Kim
- 10 -- AIR Books
- 15 -- Gene Search -- Andrew Russ
- 18 -- Teachers Guide
- 23 -- Ig Nobel Invitation
- 25 -- Solution to Last Issue’s Puzzler
- 30 -- Bends on the Learning Curve -- Richard Lederer
- 31 -- Stale AIR
- IBC -- Unclassified Ads
- IBC -- AIR Info
- Seattle (AAAS) & Bellingham Feb. 13 & 17, 2004
- Ig Nobel Tour of the U.K.and Ireland (Oxford, Nottingham, Dublin, Glasgow, Exeter, Manchester, London, Belfast, Birmingham, Warrington) Mar. 11-22, 2004
- Australia Ig Nobel Tour – Aug. 2004
- Austria – Aug. 2004
- 2004 Ig Nobel Ceremony – Sep. 30, 2004
- (see WWW.IMPROBABLE.COM for details of these and other events)
- We’ve created a blog on the Improbable Research web site. Read something new and improbable every weekday, at WWW.IMPROBABLE.COM