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.
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.
The 2013 IgNobel prizes were awarded last night in a ceremony that was typical of the IgNobel prizes, which is to say: hilarious, fun, and highly educational.
“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.
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 [...]
Today we present the 2013 IgNobel Prize in Psychology! I’m sure we’ve all been there. You go out, and you think at first you look ok.
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.
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).
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.
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.