Troy’s invention makes human hair grow, and also plants, Troy reports, reportedly

Troy Hurtubise, who won an Ig Nobel Prize in 1998 for devising and personally testing a suit of armor that he hopes will protect him against grizzly bears, has now invented and personally tested a machine that promotes the growth of hair on human heads, and also promotes the growth of plants, Chris Dawson of […]

Luxuriant Hair Club for Scientists™ names 2016 Woman & Man of the Year

The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS) proudly announces its Woman and Man Of The Year for 2016. The two scientists are, respectively, a Danish researcher who studies polymer micro and nano engineering, and a Scottish researcher for NASA who studies airborne particles in earth’s atmosphere. Here is thrilling detail about each of them. […]

Discourse analysis of men’s online groin shaving talk (new study)

It could be said that not all that much academic attention has been afforded to discourse analysis of men’s online groin shaving talk. One, perhaps the only, published exception is a new paper in the journal Sexualities, December 2015, vol. 18 no. 8 997-1017 ‘When there’s no underbrush the tree looks taller’: A discourse analysis […]

Three cases of discomforting hair in funny places

Further examples of the occasional medical drawbacks of facial hair and of haircuts: “Facial fuzz and funny findings — Facial hair causing otalgia and oropharyngeal pain,” Francis A. Papay [pictured here], Howard L. Levine, and William A. Schiavone, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, vol. 56, no. 3, 1989, pp. 273-276. The authors report: “Three patients […]

Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club (LFHCfS) Woman of the Year in beer breakthrough

Dr. Anne A. Madden, the 2015 Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club (LFHCfS) Woman of the Year, is part of the team that made a beer-related breakthrough in the study and manipulation of yeast. Dr. Madden is pictured here (in a photo by Lauren Nichols), examining yeast cultures: Dr. Madden will make a special appearance next week in the Twenty Fifth 1st […]

The Kajimoto laboratory (part 1): Goosebumps

The main research theme at the Kajimoto laboratory (a department of The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan), is human/computer interfaces, especially tactile or cross-modal interfaces. Professor Hiroyuki Kajimoto [pictured] established the laboratory in April 2007, and since then it has produced a series of unique research projects – for example: ‘Facilitating a Surprised Feeling by […]