Improbable Research at AAAS—Thursday, Feb 11, 2021

The AAAS Annual Meeting is happening this week. Join us at the Improbable Research session, on Thursday, February 11, from 2:15 to 3:15. Navigate to the AAAS Meeting live channel <; (NOTE: The Improbable Research session is a public session, which means that you can probably watch it even if you have not paid to […]

Improbable Research tonight in Washington, DC

Join us tonight at the Improbable Research show at the AAAS Annual Meeting, Omni Shoreham Hotel (in the Diplomat Ballroom), Washington DC—The annual Improbable Research session will include: Marc Abrahams, founder of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony Ig Nobel Prize winner David Wartinger (using roller coaster rides to try to hasten the passage of kidney stones) The Dunning-Kruger Song […]

Observations of Improbable Research at the AAAS Meeting

Nathan Mattise reports for Ars Technica about the Improbable Research session, which happened last week at the AAAS Annual Meeting. The report begins: Science after hours: Barney’s aquatic traits and how pregnant women stay upright At this annual science conference, even humor has thorough research methods behind it. AUSTIN, Texas—The American Association for the Advancement of […]

Improbable research at AAAS in Washington Saturday night

You (yes, you!) are invited to join us at the Improbable Research session this Saturday night in Washington DC. It’s part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting. Where/When:  Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St NW, in the Diplomat Ballroom / Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00-10:00 pm. This is the 21st (or maybe 22nd) consecutive […]

Improbable Research — AAAS in San Jose, Saturday Feb 14

Come to the annual Improbable Research Session at the AAAS Annual Meeting, in San Jose, California. Saturday, February 14 (Valentine’s Day), 8:00 pm Hilton San Jose Hotel, in the Almaden Ballroom It’s open FREE to the public The show will include, in addition to me, rare appearances by: Dr. Ivan Schwab, Ig Nobel Prize winner (for showing why woodpeckers don’t get headaches) Gale […]

Fish farts, Russian submarines, the Swedish Foreign Minister

Maggie Koerth-Baker of Boing-Boing interviewed several journalists at the AAAS Annual Meeting last week in Vancouver, about what they had learned at the meeting. Here’s me, blabbing on about a new little chapter in the story of how fish farts almost caused a diplomatic crisis between Russia and Sweden, and might cause a new little kerfuffle […]

Improbable Research in Washington Feb 19!

If you’ll be in or near Washington, DC on Feb 19, come to the Improbable Research show at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). See: Improbable Research editor Marc Abrahams Manuel Barbeito (Ig Nobel Prize winner for determining by experiment that microbes cling to bearded scientists) in his […]