In honor of Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday, here is a Dylan-derived mathematical study about the value of love. We originally published it in vol 1, no. 5 of the Annals of Improbable Research (thanks to investigator Lynne Cohen for suggesting it re-appear today). Click on the link to download the entire study, which begins: The […]
Steven Utley draws a cartoon to gently probe the interpersonal chasm that yawns between paleontology and a certain other science. Click on the image to see an enlargement.
Improbable Research researcher Jessica Girard and her fiance — both biologists — are long shots (because they are scientists) in the Crate & Barrel company’s Ultimate Wedding Contest. Stuff the ballot box for them (and on behalf of scientist love), if you like:
Love, donuts, and vaginal blood flow all play starring roles in a 2003 patent application that smacks of the Valentine’s spirit. US patent application 2003/0026827 bears the title: “ADDITIVES FOR MAKING NOVELTY EDIBLE COMESTIBLES AND SCENTED PRODUCTS THAT ARE DESIGNED FOR SEXUAL AROUSAL”. Inventor Mark Moore of Tallahassee, Florida, explains that “The edible and/or consumable […]
The Mystery of Love Solved Love and biology are deeply entwined. Love can make a heart race and a lack of chemistry can turn romance into friendship. But just what is the nature of this link? Can biochemistry cause love? Dr. Hagop Akiskal won the Ig-Nobel prize in Chemistry for trying to answer this very […]