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ADHD and circadian rhythm

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.

October 4, 2012 — Scicurious

Ignobel prize in Medicine: beware the exploding colon

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.

October 2, 2012 — Scicurious

IgNobel Prize in Anatomy: I would know that butt anywhere

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.

September 26, 2012 — Scicurious

IgNobel Prize in Neuroscience: The dead salmon study

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.

September 25, 2012 — Scicurious

Ignobel Prize Winner: Lean a little to the left, do I look shorter to you?

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.

September 24, 2012 — Scicurious

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