Last night, scientists from around the world gathered at Harvard's iconic Sanders Theatre for the "24rd First Annual" Ig Nobel Awards, the wonderfully peculiar annual awards ceremony that recognizes those achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think.
It what should be a surprise to nobody, a new report by the Institute for Economics and Peace shows that world peace is on the decline — a reversal of six decades of steady improvement.
Be a married, 61-year-old American man with impeccable eyesight and a degree from Harvard University. You should also shave regularly*, as this chart from BBC Future clearly shows.
Last night, scientists from around the world traveled (at their own expense!) to Harvard's iconic Sanders Theatre for the "23rd First Annual" Ig Nobel Awards – a ceremony created to recognize those achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think.
Colonoscopies sometimes end with intestinal detonation, or what's known in more official circles as a "colonic gas explosion." Never heard of it? Neither had we. That was until last night, when a team of international researchers was awarded an Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine for advising doctors who perform such…
As of this posting we are just half an hour away from the start of this year's Ig Nobel Awards Ceremony. Don't know what the Ig Nobels are? Go educate yourself. Then come back here to watch the festivities, live.
Don't know what the Ig Nobels are? Read our coverage from last year's ceremony. If you can't be bothered to read it, you suck.
I'm standing amidst a throng of people in the entrance hall of Harvard University's historic Sanders theatre. Before me stands a man, wielding a flash light, who is coated from head to toe in gleaming silver body paint; he is wearing nothing, save for a pair of reading glasses and a tiny, aluminum-colored speedo. To…
Here's something that might make you feel a little bit better about the world. NASA just successfully launched the Juno spacecraft, a solar-powered vehicle which will reach Jupiter five years from now. And NASA used an Atlas V rocket to do so. That's right — a former ICBM is being used to carry a peaceful scientific…