And we're BACK to our regularly scheduling blog-gramming. The Ignobels were fantastic fun, but now we need to wait yet another sad, solemn year before we celebrate the scientifically entertaining.
Last but NOT least, we turn to the Ignobel prize in medicine. And while titles which say things like "Argon plasma coagulation in the treatment of hemorrhagic radiation proctitis", well, don't be fooled by the title.
This year's Ignobel prize in physics goes to two separate research groups, one of whom also received a backdated Ignobel prize for a previous study*!
We've all been there. You're heading in to work or to that meeting or down the hall with you coffee, and it NEVER fails. Splish splash and you're leaving a little trail of coffee dots in the hall so everyone will know where you've been.
Ok, with the power of copper. But copper is all about science! So it counts. The Ignobel prize in chemistry goes to Johan Pettersson of Sweden for determining why people in the town of Anderslöv were suffering from a strange epidemic of...green hair.
Today we present the IgNobel prize in ANATOMY, presented to de Waal and Pokorny. They were very pleased to win the IgNobel this year, noting especially that scientists always take themselves so seriously (sigh, yeah, we do), and it's nice to have a little fun once in a while.de Waal and Pokorny.
I have to say that I am incredibly pleased that this study won the Ignobel. Not just because it's a really fun study, but also because it really is one of those studies that makes you laugh, and then makes you THINK.
This year’s Ignobel prize in psychology goes to Eerland et al for their study, which wasn’t so much about leaning to the left…as it was about using your Wii Fit for Science!"Leaning to the Left Makes the Eiffel Tower Seem Smaller: Posture-Modulated Estimation," Anita Eerland, Tulio M.
This year’s Ignobel Peace Prize goes to the SKN Company of Russia. They use old ammunition to help create new diamonds! Not diamonds like these: NANO-diamonds.
This year’s IgNobel Prize in Literature goes to…the US Government. You might think that something as prosaic as the US Governmental bureaucracy machine would not really qualify for a prize in literature.
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