Marc Abrahams is the founder of the Annals of Improbable Research (A.I.R.), and the Ig Noble Prize. His new book is This is Improbable Too: Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors and More WTF Research. He recently spoke at the TED Convention, and he also stopped by Google tlo talk about his book.
Published on Oct 24, 2014
As founder of the Ig Nobel awards, Marc Abrahams explores the world’s most improbable research. In this thought-provoking (and occasionally side-splitting) talk, he tells stories of truly weird science — and makes the case that silliness is critical to boosting public interest in science.
* * * * *Published on Oct 23, 2014
Marc Abrahams visited Google's office in Cambridge, MA to discuss his new book This is Improbable Too: Synchronized Cows, Speedy Brain Extractors and More WTF Research and the Ig Nobel Prizes.
He has long collected odd, imaginative, and brilliantly improbable scientific discoveries from around the world. In his new book, he investigates research on the ins and outs of the very improbable evolutionary innovation that is the human body (brain included):
Marc Abrahams is the editor and co-founder of the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research, a weekly columnist for the Guardian, and author of This Is Improbable: Cheese String Theory, Magnetic Chickens, and Other WTF Research. He is the founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes ceremony, which are presented annually at Harvard.
- What’s the best way to get a monkey to floss regularly?
- How much dandruff do soldiers in Pakistan’s army have?
- What is the real meaning of the finger?
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