How to keep colonoscopy patients from exploding, and other winners from…

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… » 9/21/12 2:10pm 9/21/12 2:10pm

And now . . . the winners of the 2011 Ig Nobel Prizes

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… » 9/30/11 12:36pm 9/30/11 12:36pm

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