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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 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...