Psychologists Under the Bed [research study]

“ ’Egocentricity’ in Adult Conversation,” is one of several studies featured in the article “Soft Is Hard: Psychologists Under the Bed — further evidence why the ‘soft’ sciences are the hardest to do well,” which is one of the articles in the special Numbers issue of the Annals of Improbable Research, which is one of […]

The Wealthy Invite Richer Biodiversity in Bedroom and Basement

If you’re rich, you probably get to have lots more kinds of things living in your bedroom and basement, suggests this new study. The study is: “Exoskeletons and economics: indoor arthropod diversity increases in affluent neighbourhoods,” Misha Leong [pictured here], Matthew A. Bertone, Keith M. Bayless, Robert R. Dunn, Michelle D. Trautwein, Biology Letters, August […]

Subway Benches (postphenomenological viewpoints)

Subway benches, mundane though they might seem, can sometimes become ‘multistable’ – thereby attracting the attention of Robert Rosenberger (who is an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology). The professor, a specialist in postphenomenology, has recently examined the multistability and agency of mundane artifacts (from speed bumps […]

Wandhekar’s sleep note

You must get unusual mail, people sometimes remark. Yes, we do. Here’s a note that arrived this past weekend: what is this? This is a sleeping position. Sleep at this position near about one hour … When asthma people sleep at this position near about one hour then they get more powerful result. Please sleep more […]

How to intriguingly begin a story about a collision

This medical paper demonstrates how to intrigue the reader right away, in the first two sentences: “Fracture penis: a case more heard about than seen in general surgical practice,” Manash Ranjan Sahoo, Anil Kumar Nayak, Tapan Kumar Nayak, Anand S, BMJ Case Reports, 2013.The authors, at SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, India, begin their report […]