Annals of Improbable Research

NOVEMBER | DECEMBER (volume 23, number 6)

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Special Issue: The 27th First Annual Ig® Nobel Prize Ceremony

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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: The 2017 Ig Nobel Prizes

The 27th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony*
The 2017 Ig Nobel Prize Winners*
The Acceptance Speeches*
The 24/7 Lectures*
Libretto: The Incompetence Opera

Improbable Research*

Why Do So Many People So Often Say “So”?*

Improbable Research Reviews*

Improbable Research: Fake Shrunken Heads and Staring*
May We Recommend: The Major Malodorous Substance From the Anal Gland of the Stoat*

News & Notes

Bat Breath and Youthful Impatience
Editorial Board
Index of Special Issues
Teachers’ Guide
Unclassified Ads

On the Front Cover

Identical twins Dr. Andy Aguirre and Dr. Aaron Aguirre help demonstrate some of the prin-ciples involved in the research that led to the Cognition prize. Photo: Alexey Eliseev.

On the Back Cover

Audience members launch paper airplanes, during the 27th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony. Photo: Howard I. Cannon.

Some Coming Events

See WWW.IMPROBABLE.COM for details of these and other events:
November 2017 EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany
January 21, 2018 Princeton U, USA
February 2018 SLAS Conference, San Diego, CA, USA
Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
AAAS Annual Mtg, Austin, TX, USA
Atlanta, GA, USA
March 2018 Ig Nobel Spring EuroTour
April 26, 2018 Portland, Oregon, USA
July 2018 Ig Nobel Ceremony Tickets go on sale
September 2018 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, Harvard U
Ig Informal Lectures, MIT
Fall 2018 Ig Nobel Fall EuroTour

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