When people explode during colonoscopies

Few people, if any, look forward to colonoscopies. They're annoying to prepare for. (Liquid diet? No thank you.) They're invasive. (It's a camera. In your butt.) They're scary. (Even if it's just a routine screening, there's always a chance your doctor will find something up there that requires medical attention.) … » 9/24/12 11:13am 9/24/12 11:13am

Watch the IgNobel Awards tomorrow, live on io9!

Tomorrow evening marks the 21st episode of the IgNobel Awards, handed out every year in increasingly bizarre ceremonies at Harvard University. io9's rookie science reporter Robert Gonzalez will be there live and in person to witness the madness as scientists are given awards for research that makes you laugh, and… » 9/28/11 3:54pm 9/28/11 3:54pm

And the winners of the Ig Nobel Prizes for mad science are . . .

Last week, winners of the Ig Nobel prizes for humorous but thought-provoking research were honored in a ceremony at Harvard. Winners included the inventors of a remote-control helicopter whale snot collector, and researchers documenting bat fellatio. » 10/04/10 10:34am 10/04/10 10:34am