• About Michael Sauers

    Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s twelfth book, Google Search Secrets (w/ Christa Burns) was published October 2013 and has two more books on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year.

    http://www.travelinlibrarian.info/

    Friday Video: Marc Abrahams, “Annals of Improbable Research”

    by  • November 7, 2014 • video • 0 Comments

    Marc Abrahams visited Google’s office in Cambridge, MA to discuss his new book “This Is Improbable Too” 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):
    – 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?

    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. @MarcAbrahams www.improbable.com

    Published on Oct 23, 2014