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.
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...
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)...
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...
I’m over at Neurotic Physiology today, talking about the academic pipeline. I’m not a fan of it, and I’ve got a number of reasons why.
Effective treatments for drug addiction have been hard to come by. There’s behavioral interventions, methadone maintenance for heroin users, nicotine patches for smokers, antabuse for acoholics, but while all of these are effective in a minority of users, they aren’t effective in all...
The spontaneously…ejaculating dolphin. Because yes. They saw one. In the act of spontaneity, as it were. And if you’d like to see it, well, head over to Neurotic Physiology!
It’s food week here at SciAm! Make sure to check out all the posts! For my food week post, I’m going at it a little differently.
…if a good beard could block sun? Turns out, quite a bit. I’m at Neurotic Physiology today with some beard models and fake beards.
Please welcome this month’s Scicurious Guest Writer, Rory Fenton! As a child, I would close my eyes and think that everyone else was plunged into darkness too.
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