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

And Now . . . Winners of the 2009 Ig Nobel Prizes for Laughable…

Last night, geeks celebrated at the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, where Annals of Improbable Research editor Marc Abrams honored (among others) researchers who made diamonds from tequila and others who created a bra that converts into gasmasks. More winners below. » 10/02/09 8:00am 10/02/09 8:00am

Intelligent Slime and Stripper Estrous Dominate the Ig Nobel Prizes

Last night, the Annals of Improbable Research held its 18th annual Ig Nobel Prizes. The prizes are awarded for scientific and social achievements "that first make people laugh, then make people think." And this year’s winners include studies on puzzle-solving slime molds, the spermicidal capabilities of Coca-Cola, and… » 10/03/08 12:14pm 10/03/08 12:14pm