HotAIR - Improbable Science News


Breaking News and Broken Features

For most of the items added in 2004 (and beyond), see our blog -- the new What's New

These items are based on standard research (and other Official and Therefore Always Correct) literature. Many of the other articles in AIR, mini-AIR, and HotAIR are genuine, too, but we don't know which ones.

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For a complete listing of all the HotAIR featured articles, see Whats New.

May We Recommend

Items that merit a trip to the library (or some other good place)

Coming Events (Present and Past)

Spectacles worth seeing (and please also see the schedule of AIR events)

Ig Nobel Follow-ups

New achievements of past Ig Nobel Prize Winners
(note: for lots more, see our blog)

Research Questions

Mysteries of great interest

Sports Reports

The lusty, competitive side of research

Foreign Correspondence, and Lost & Found

Messages received, oddities that caught our eye, etc.

For Experts

Expertise worth marveling at


AIR's exclusive, not necessarily humorous column about overlooked science

Reviews of Books, CDs, Films, etc.

Improbably perceptive reviews of improbable materials
If an item marked with a double-star (**), the review is written by the author of the book

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