Annals of Improbable Research

JULY | AUGUST (volume 21, number 4)

Special Issue: Dogs (and Cats)

The Wags of the Dog,
Why Dogs Bark?,
Seeing Cats…


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: Dogs (and Cats)

The Wags of the Dog* - Otto Didact
Some When Where Why of Dogs Barking* - Nan Swift
Dogs Research Review* - Csikszentmihalyi Aeiou
Do Dogs Resemble Their Owners?* - Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Dogs and/or Calculus* – Otto Didact
Cats and Dogs Research Review* - Csikszentmihalyi Aeiou

Improbable Research Reviews*

Improbable Research Review* – Dirk Manley
Improbable Medical Review* – Bertha Vanatian
Soft Is Hard* – Alice Shirrell Kaswell and Bissell Mango
Boys Will Be Boys* – Katherine Lee
Improbable Sex* – Marc Abrahams
Icky Cutesy Research Review* – Alice Shirrell Kaswell
Ig and Beyond: Dogs on Faces, Mice on Art* - Nan Swift

News & Notes

The 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony and Improbable Research Weekly Podcast
AIR Vents (letters from our readers)
Editorial Board
Teachers’ Guide
Puzzling Solutions: Dull for Engineers - Emil Filterbag
Ig® Nobel Limericks: Doll, Kansas, Wasabi* - Martin Eiger
Subscriptions for You and Your Colleagues
KIM CARTOON: “Quantum Cats” - Nick Kim
Index of Special Issues
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September 19, 2015 Ig Informal Lectures Cambridge, MA, USA
October 2015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
October 2015 Vienna, Austria
December 2015 U Rhode Island

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On the Front Cover

A dog.

On the Back Cover

Two volunteers in an experiment to try to deter-mine the effects of coffee-drinking on body size, hold a photograph of them that appeared on the back cover of a magazine. Photo: A.S. Kaswell, Improbable Research staff.