A luxurious plan to save seahorses, precise methane measurements, 65,000 year old food and the environmental impact of dying.
Mapping fruit fly brains, the oldest known meteorite on Earth, a Parkinson protein and Betelgeuse dimming!
Did junk food cause blindness? Is climate change making spiders more aggressive? What’s filling a Hawaiian volcano crater? And could glowing life be easier to find?
SoT 333: Altered State Of Consciousness
- June 9, 2019
- Tagged as: archaeology, artificial intelligence, bonobos, cancer, climate change, drugs, lung cancer, machine learning, mating, trees
Bonobo mothers watch their sons mating, AI detects lung cancer, trees trying to keep up with carbon dioxide levels and the drug-laced contents of an ancient Shaman’s pouch.
SoT 310: Faster Than Lightning
- September 26, 2018
- Tagged as: archaeology, art, climate change, dolphins, fish, mirror test, self-awareness, self-recognition, shark attacks
The oldest known drawing, sharks attacking dolphins, and the first fish to pass the mirror test.
SoT 286: The Superb Bird-Of-Paradise And Magnificent Riflebird
- February 11, 2018
- Tagged as: archaeology, black, climate change, Eclipse, glaciers, Great Barrier Reef, Mayans, sea level rise, turtles
A Mayan city discovered, turtles turning female, a climate change wall and the blackest of black birds!
SoT 282: Funny Little Organism
An extraordinary treatment for a young boy in agony, MRSA resistance evolution, mammals flip from diurnal to nocturnal and back, shrinking ozone layer hole and a call for a strep vaccine.
SoT 272: Raven Pocket
- August 2, 2017
- Tagged as: Antarctica, birds, cannibalism, caterpillars, climate change, data storage, DNA storage, genetics, icebergs, intelligence, plants, ravens
Gigantic iceberg, cannibal caterpillars, bacteria data storage and well-planned ravens!
SoT 265: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
- June 4, 2017
- Tagged as: bad journalism, biology, climate change, flamingos, international space station, Juno, Jupiter, media, mice, planetary science, space, sperm, Svalbard
Juno results, the real situation at the Svalbard seed vault, very stable flamingos, and Space Sperm used to make baby mice!
SoT 245: The 2016 Ig Nobel Prizes
- October 16, 2016
- Tagged as: animals, brain, climate change, corporate fraud, Deepak Chopra, dragonflies, entomology, flies, fool, honesty, horseflies, Ig Nobel, intelligence, itch, liars, lie, marketing, perception, personalities, pollution, rats, rocks, rubbber hand trick, sex, Volkswagon
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 rats in pants to collecting flies!