Posts by David Kessler:

Dramatic improbable readings from bizarre research studies, at Arisia on Saturday

This Saturday, Jan 17th at 12:30pm, Improbable Research will hold a special session at Arisia – “New England’s largest science fiction and fantasy convention“. Brave volunteers will emote brief excerpts from published academic studies and patent documents. (Some of those studies and patents won Ig Nobel Prizes). The people reading these studies were nominated (and commented on) by attendees of […]

Luxuriant Hair Club for Scientists™ names 2015 Woman & Man of the Year

The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS) proudly announces its Woman and Man Of The Year for 2015. The two terrifically-tressed scientists are, respectively, an American researcher who studies microbes that live in paper wasp bodies and nests, and a British researcher who plumbs the mysteries of critical illnesses. Here is thrilling detail about each of them. Woman of the […]

The year 2014 in hair (Luxuriant Flowing Hair Clubs for Scientists — LFHCfS)

The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists has a new member gallery with details on all the new members inducted during the year 2014. The 2014 Membership Gallery covers all 3 of the (conjoined triplet) hair clubs: The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists, The Luxuriant Former Hair Club for Scientists, and the Luxuriant Facial Hair Club […]

3 Unexpected By-Products of (both real and fake) Luwak Coffee

The cost and caché of “the world’s most expensive coffee” — kopi luwak — has created at least three related industries. BACKGROUND: Long-time readers might recall that Kopi Luwak is made from coffee beans that have been partially digested by the Asian Palm-Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus); an animal that cherry picks only certain fruits (some say, […]