The #IgNobel awards have been announced

This year’s Ig Nobel awards have been announced. No, not Nobel, but Ig Nobel, because these are spoof awards, but the research that gets an Ig Nobel is wholly real. The fact that the scientific community is prepared to both mock and laugh at itself is indeed both praiseworthy and truly […]

The 2015 IgNobel awards have been announced

OK yes, I’d a tad behind the curve, the 2015 awards were actually announced on the 17th. You might be wondering what IgNobel is all about, and so, as suggested by the name, they are a series of awards that usually precede the actual Nobel announcements by a couple of weeks […]

The Ig Nobel awards are out 1

The presentation of the annual Ig Nobel awards happened last night. The what? It’s basically a fun parody of the Nobel Prizes that are given each year to ten unusual or utterly pointless trivial achievements in scientific research, the stuff that makes you wonder “Why did they do that?”, and it’s usually fun because some […]

IgNobel 2011 winners announced

Its IgNobel time … and as summed up by Nature … Then there are the Ig Nobel awards. These come with little cash, but much cachet, and reward those research projects that ‘first make people laugh, and then make them think’” — Nature And the 2011 winners are … PHYSIOLOGY […]