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Ants on stilts, and ants hunkered in a bunker

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Ants on stilts, and Wolf on ants on stilts, and ants trapped and hunkered in an old bunker have the spotlight in three ant research studies featured in the “Ants Research” column in the special Small Animals issue (vol. 26, no 3) of the Annals of Improbable Research.


Small Animals special issue of Improbable Research

Monday, June 29th, 2020

The special Small Animals issue (volume 26, number 3) of the magazine is chock full of improbable research about small animals.

The special Psychology issue—Improbable Research

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

The special Psychology issue (vol. 26, no. 1) of the magazine oozes reports about improbable research about people’s thinking and behavior.

Perhaps this is the psychologically right moment to subscribe.

Using a photocopy machine to make images of atoms

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Xerox Enlargement Microscopy (XEM) is a cheap, simple, if poor, way to make large images of even the tiniest objects. One uses a photocopy machine, repeatedly.

The technique was introduced in an article in the March/April 1995 issue of the Annals of Improbable Research.

The special Ig Nobel issue of the magazine

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

The magazine’s special Ig Nobel issue (vol. 25, no. 6) shows and tells all about the 2019 Ig Nobel Prize winners and the 29th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, and also the opera (“Creatures of Habit”) that premiered as part of the ceremony). Read some of the articles online.

You can buy the entire issue, or subscribe to the magazine, or treat yourself to some back issues.

Annals of Improbable Research—six new issues per year, all in handy PDF format.

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