The 2013 Ig Nobel awards

What exactly is the Ig Nobel Award? Basically, the Ig Nobel is a fun parody of the Nobel prize that gets announced in the run-up to that far more serious award, and happens each year. The stated aim of the prizes is to “honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think.” However, … Read more

And this year’s Ig Nobel Prizes are …

Now least you are wondering, “What the heck are Ig Nobel prizes?”, I better explain.These  honor achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people’s interest in science, medicine, and technology. Every year, in a gala ceremony in Harvard’s Sanders Theatre, … Read more