The Ig Nobel awards are out

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 truly whacky stuff can indeed … Read more

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 PRIZE: Anna Wilkinson (of the … Read more