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IgNobels, 2013: The Safety Engineering Prize!

IgNobels, 2013: The Safety Engineering Prize!

Today we continue our coverage of the 2013 IgNobel Prizes with the Safety Engineering Prize! Sadly, the author of the patent for this prize has since passed on.

September 14, 2013 — Scicurious
IgNobels 2013: Is your cow going to lie down soon?

IgNobels 2013: Is your cow going to lie down soon?

Is your cow more likely to lie down the longer its been standing? This seems like a really silly question, it seems like the longer something has been standing, the more likely it will be to lie down.

September 24, 2013 — Scicurious
IgNobels 2013! The dung beetle and the stars

IgNobels 2013! The dung beetle and the stars

“Some people think our research is crap.” You might think that a phrase like that from the mouth of a scientist would be followed shortly by a tirade on other scientists who’ve done them wrong, or maybe people who don’t think their grant deserves funding.

September 23, 2013 — Scicurious
The IgNobels, 2013! Playing opera to your mice.

The IgNobels, 2013! Playing opera to your mice.

I have to say that the winners of this IgNobel won in my heart PURELY because of the costumes they wore to the ceremony. Yes. Costumes. (The best image I could find, from the South China Post coverage of the story, which you can read here, photo originally via Reuters) Because if you’re going to [...]

September 19, 2013 — Scicurious

On my way to the IgNobel Prizes!!!!

It’s that time of year again, and Sci is current en route to the Ignobel Prizes, held every year at Harvard. It’s the best, and funniest, scientific award, for the great science that first makes you laugh…but then makes you THINK.

September 12, 2013 — Scicurious

LIVE: The 2013 IgNobel Prizes!!!

Welcome to the 2013 Ignobel Prize Livestream, the most entertaining scientific prize presentation, well…ever. The ceremony will be LIVE here from 6:00PM EDT to 7:30PM EDT (roughly).

September 12, 2013 — Scicurious

IgNobels 2013! Could you walk on water?

Some might say there’s only one person who could do that. But it turns out it might not be so impossible. The real trick to it? An exotic locale.

September 26, 2013 — Scicurious

IgNobels 2013! And the Winners Are…

TONIGHT, the 2013 IgNobels Prizes were held in Saunders Theatre at Harvard University! Winners traveled at their own expense, and received the prize from the hands of…real Nobel Prize winners.

September 12, 2013 — Scicurious