ATG Quirkies: And the Winners Are!

The 2017 Ig Nobel Prizes, annual awards for improbable research, were given out last evening at the Sanders Theater at Harvard University. The awards are are organized by the science humor magazine “...

ATG Quirkies: Reading Lost Languages

This post by journalist Brigit Katz writing in the Smithsonian reports on the lost languages discovered in one of the world’s oldest continuously run libraries… Ms. Katz cites a report from the...

ATG Quirkies: Jackie Kennedy, the Editor

This fascinating post in Town & Country tells how Jackie Kennedy started on the road to becoming a powerful book editor more than 10 years after leaving the White House. Author Nancy Bilyeau reco...

ATG Quirkies: You Say ISBN. I Say IZBIN.

In this post Adrian Tahourdin, French Editor at the TLS does a service for those of us us who never quite understood a key identifier used by the publishing world. He decodes the ISBN. Mr Tahourdin e...

ATG Quirkies: The Internet of Living Things

Microbes have their own version of the internet and it is wonderfully explained in this post on PHYS.ORG. “Creating a huge global network connecting billions of individuals might be one of huma...