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Ig Nobel Prize

Harvard Honors Strangest Discoveries In Science With Ig Nobels

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.22.2016 | Weird News

Some scientists who make astonishing breakthroughs win a Nobel Prize. But there are others whose discoveries make people think, “Wow, it’s astonis...

Silly Scientific Research Celebrated At Annual Award Ceremony

LiveScience | Mark Lallanilla | Posted 09.13.2013 | Science

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Amid a flurry of paper airplanes, hosts adorned with little more than silver body paint, and the world's first and only opera abo...

LOOK: 17 Silly Scientific Discoveries

Huffington Post | Adam Toobin | Posted 07.25.2013 | Science

A Nobel Prize may have never seriously been in the cards for the Dutch scientists who used MRI scans to image male and female genitals during sex, or ...

Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded To Year's Silliest Discoveries

| Posted 09.23.2012 | Science

By John Bohannon CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS—A hush fell over the audience last night as Joseph Keller, a soft-spoken, white-haired mathematician, a...

Ig Nobel Prizes: Think First, Then Laugh

Katherine Meusey | Posted 12.04.2011 | Weird News
Katherine Meusey

Mark Twain said that "Laughter is the best weapon we have, and we as humans, use it the least." In a world where science is often regarded as dry and humorless, the Ig Nobel Prizes are helping to break that mold.

Ig Nobel Prizes Honor Gas Mask Bra, Diamonds Made Of Tequila (POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

VOTE ON YOUR FAVORITE BELOW A bra that turns into a gas mask, a diamond made from Tequila, and research involving the feces of giant pandas were among...