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

An introductory guide to studies in kitty physics

The falling cat problem, which seeks to explain the physics behind a cat's ability to seemingly always land on its feet, was first tackled by Stanford physicists TR Kane and MP Scher back in 1969. According to Marc Abrahams, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research and the mastermind behind the Ig Nobel prizes: » 10/19/11 6:45am 10/19/11 6:45am

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