Ig Nobel awards

 
Ig Nobel win for beetle hat
Ig Nobel win for beetle hat
Sometimes, there are moments when you ­wonder how in the world someone got funding to research their arcane niche in science. At other times,...
Scientists behind the wasabi fire alarm win Ig Nobel prize
Scientists behind the wasabi fire alarm win Ig Nobel prize
How do you wake a deaf person in the middle of the night if there's a fire? Squirt a cloud of wasabi at them, of course. For the Japanese researchers who came up with the horseradish-based alarm system, it was a lifesaving piece of work, but on Thursday night they entered the history...
Wasabi alarm, beetle sex win Ig Nobel spoof prizes
Wasabi alarm, beetle sex win Ig Nobel spoof prizes
Prognosticators who predicted the end of the world and got it wrong, scientists who built a wasabi fire alarm, and researchers who studied how the...
Ig Nobel awards go to slime mould and fruity bats
Ig Nobel awards go to slime mould and fruity bats
Britain has once again proved a country to be reckoned with in science after landing a national record four wins at the annual Ig Nobel awards...