Frozen chicken, wild fish, and fingernails

Frozen chicken, wild fish, and fingernails all come together in a single, scientific investigation: “Frozen chicken for wild fish: Nutritional transition in the Brazilian Amazon region determined by carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios in fingernails,” Gabriela B. Nardoto, et al., American Journal of Human Biology, Epub May 31, 2011. The authors explain: “Amazonian populations […]

When the gorilla met the fingernails on a chalkboard

This study tells what happened when two Ig Nobel Prize-winning experiments were combined: “Inattentional blindness for a noxious multimodal stimulus,” Joseph F. Wayand, Daniel T. Levin and D. Alexander Varakin, American Journal of Psychology, vol. 118, no. 3, Fall 2005, pp. 339-52. The authors, at DePauw University and at Vanderbilt University, explain: “Previous research has […]

This Saturday: Improbable Research Cabaret

If you have any questions as to how or whether to use Coca-Cola for birth control, this is your chance to ask someone who really knows. [Update In Response To Questions From Several Individuals: No, Coca-Cola is not sponsoring this event.] This Saturday, May 2nd, will see the very first Improbable Research Cabaret, part of […]