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 […]

Ten Years Ago and Again at AAAS: The Emergency Bra

Ten years ago, an emergency defense against airborne viruses (and much else) starred in the Improbable Research session at the Annual Meeting of the AAAS (Association for the Advancement of Science), held that year (2011) in Washington, DC. Johnathan Gitlin wrote about it—and took part in the event—for Ars Technica: At this point, forgetting the […]

AAAS Twitter discussion about Surprising Things, Monday!

Join us and some surprising people in a twitter discussion about surprising things in science. This is part of the AAAS’s new Virtual Media initiative. The AAAS is of course the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which publishes Science magazine, organizes the AAAS Annual Meeting (at which we have done an Improbable Research […]

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 […]