Improbable Research, in concert with our friends & colleagues at the Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA), is cooking up some events for libraries. If you work at a library that provides events for your community, may I hit you up for some advice? You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your advice about anti-boredom Improbable episodes?
With so many people cycling between worry and boredom, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, maybe we can help, a little, to crack that boredom. We’re thinking about doing a series of quick Improbable Research podcast episodes about studies that make people laugh, then think. We have a goodly supply. Some of the first might even […]
How to manage women, advisedly, 1944-style [video]
The US Federal Security Office produced this 1944 video about how to manage women. “They’re not naturally familiar with mechanical principles, nor machines,” you will learn: BONUS [quasi-related]: The Dresden Dolls perform “Coin-Operated Boy”:
For Sex Researchers: How to Get the Attention You Want
A bunch of people who do research on how people have sex came together to advise themselves and other people about how to get the kind of attention they want from people in the media. It’s all about the people. Here’s their report: “Turning Sexual Science Into News: Sex Research and the Media,” Kimberly R. […]
Rota’s “Ten Lessons I wish I had been Taught”
Gian-Carlo Rota composed these thoughts, in 1996: Ten Lessons I wish I had been Taught …I have been collecting some random bits of advice that I keep repeating to myself, do’s and don’ts of which I have been and will always be guilty. Some of you have been exposed to one or more of these […]
“How to swim with sharks: A Primer”
In honor or shark-swimming season (see below for implied date limits and locations), here’s the beginning of an essay by Richard J. Johns [pictured here], attributed by him to Voltaire Cousteau: How to Swim With Sharks: A Primer Forward Actually, nobody wants to swim with sharks. It is not an acknowledged sport and it is neither […]
New Year’s message to authors
As New Year’s day approaches, take a look back to Peter Tyrer’s words of advice, in 2007, to prospective authors for the British Journal of Psychiatry: A NEW YEAR MESSAGE TO ALL OUR AUTHORS No, your failure to have your paper accepted for publication is not because you have offended me or another of the […]
ebook question — seeking your advice
We want to offer an ebook version of each issue of the magazine. And we’d like your advice. We prefer to make these without DRM. Does anyone have recommendations about which online stores we should seek out, and which we should avoid?