Watch the 2013 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony now, live on io9!

As of this posting we're less than an hour away from the start of this year's Ig Nobel Awards Ceremony! Get ready for an evening of science that makes you laugh, and then makes you think. » 9/12/13 2:24pm 9/12/13 2:24pm

How Improbable Research's Marc Abrahams Finds the Humor in Science

In 2008, a team of Japanese researchers developed a way to extract vanilla flavoring from cow dung. In 2003, scientists at the Cornell Food Lab investigated the limits of human appetites, by feeding people with self-refilling, bottomless bowls of soup. And in 2010, investigators from the Zoological Society of London… » 7/18/12 4:40pm 7/18/12 4:40pm