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Improbable in St. Louis

On a lighter note the AAAS meeting was livened by a talk by Marc Abrahams about the magazine Annals of Improbable Research and the spirit of the yearly Ig Nobel Awards. Marc Abrahams, the editor of the AIR, watches as 2002 Ig Nobel Award laureate Theo Gray, the...


Today marked the first real start of the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) meeting in St. Louis, MO. One of the topical lectures was held by Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute and the UN Millennium Project. He made the obvious, yet...


When we gaze at the infinitely large, the cosmos, we get a look into the past. When looking at the infinitely small, the realm of nanotechnology, we get a look into the future. – Frank Nuijens