The opioid crisis in Australia, dolphin snout evolution, and cooperation among chimpanzees.
The Ig Nobel Prizes honour achievements that first make us laugh, then make us think. We take a look at this year’s winners: from rollercoaster medicine to Voodoo in the workplace!
Valuable wildebeest drownings, quantum entanglement at a distance, chimps hunting socially and egg-shaped eggs!
Does toxo lessen chimps’ fear of leopards? What happens when you leave fruit flies in the dark for 60 years? Fighting cancer with cancer, and the Aussie town filled with tumbleweeds!
Chinese scientists report editing the genome of human embryos, the role of oxytocin in human/dog relations, chimps that hunt with spears, unexpected bacterial complications in organ transplants, another magma chamber found at the Yellowstone supervolcano and celebrating 25 years of Hubble.
The scalpel that sniffs for cancer cells, chimps and orangutans with autobiographical memories, switching off Down’s syndrome genes, and the giant viruses that might be an entirely new domain of life.
Total solar eclipse experiences, a planet without a star, and the bacteria in your belly button. Plus great apes with mid-life crises, nasal hope for paralysed dogs and a rant about speculation in the media. Also, the Bdelloid Rotifer: 80 million years without sex and still genetically diverse.
All the fun from the 2012 Ig Nobel awards! Ponytails, SpeechJammer, coffee, dead salmon, the Eiffel Tower and more!
Antibiotics making us fat, the male pill, bonobos making tools, and more!
Dogs Feel Your Pain Stone-Throwing Chimp Is Back – And This Time It’s Personal Anti-bacteria coating.