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The U.S. Air Force Wants a New Helicopter (but it Might Need Two)

News / International Affairs : The National Interest Blogs

James Hasik Security, What will the Air Force do?  As Phillip Swarts reported for Air Force Times, on 9 September the US Air Force posted its request for information (RFI) for replacing several squadrons of UH-1N Hueys. As Jim McAle...

Awards Season: Wasabi Smoke Alarm Wins 2011 Ig Nobel Prize

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : Eater National

[Photo: Air Water Safety Service] Every year, the Ig Nobel prize for "improbable research" awards honor those "achievements that first make people LAUGH then make them THINK." On this year's list of winners: a Japanese alarm that wa...

Dung Beetle Navigation, Mouse Heart Patient Opera, and Shrew Swallowing Among The 2013 ‘Ig Nobel’ Prizes [VIDEO]

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Planetsave

Coming a bit late this year, Improbable Research officially announced its 2013 list of Ig Nobel Prize winners on September 12 in its typically raucous fashion. Awarded annually for the past 23 years (with each new year being its “Fi...

Who Will Win the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature?

Technology : New Republic Tech

Last year’s Nobel Prize in Literature was something of a rarity in the award’s history in that the winner, Svetlana Alexievich, was favored to win by the British betting site Ladbrokes. Why bettors zeroed in on Alexievich remains a ...

A look at 17 eye-catching Ig Nobel Prize winners

Academics / General Science : Improbable Research

Adam Toobin, at the Huffington Post, gathered an appreciation — with photos and video — of 17 Ig Nobel Prize winners. BONUS: The 23rd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony will happen on Thursday evening, September 12, at Harvard Uni...


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