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 the benefits of pizza to the temperature of French postal packages!
How zebrafish helped treat a genetic disease, a common cold virus could treat bladder cancer, the origins of a fast radio burst, and the creepy crawlies we find fearful and disgusting.
Dunes on Pluto, organics on Mars. Marshmallow test reproduced, blood tests for pregnancy due dates and cancers. A potential refutation of the Planet Nine hypothesis.
RIP Dr. Oliver Sacks, the link between lack of sleep and illness, climate change could affect nitrogen fixating-bacteria, New Horizons has a new target.
A fifth giant planet in our solar system, developing a universal flu vaccine, reproducibility in psychology, and staring into people’s eyes for 10 minutes.
More communication with Philae, new treatments for depression, OneWeb satellite network, comprehensive virus test, and how the holes in Swiss Cheese are made!
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 banana peels to people dressed as polar bears!
People prefer pain over boredom, mantis shrimps can see in UV, and plants can hear caterpillars. One species of lichen is actually 126, there’s less plastic in the ocean than there should be, and Ukrainian astronomers take a stab at Vladimir Putin.
Gravitational waves controversy, Facebook psychology controversy, electric eel evolution, ebola, coffee in space and more!
All the fun from the 2012 Ig Nobel awards! Ponytails, SpeechJammer, coffee, dead salmon, the Eiffel Tower and more!