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Is a Cat a Liquid?

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

French physicist Marc-Antoine Fardin was awarded an Ig Nobel Prize a couple of months ago for his groundbreaking research in rheology, which is the study of how matter flows and deforms. One of the problems in rheology is the definition of terms. Show More Summary

Intravaginal Tunes and Didgeridoos: Your 2017 Ig Nobel Winners

Not all science needs to be so serious. Since 1991, the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony has proven that the best scientific research can sometimes be a mix of impactful and irreverent. Let’s check out this year’s winners, broken down by scientific...Show More Summary

Liquid cats and arousing crocs bag Ig Nobel prizes

The Ig Nobels honor the most hilarious of serious scientific work. This year prizes went to cats that flow, clueless twins, and emotionally manipulative crocodiles

Liquid Cats, Vagina Speakers And More From The Ig Nobel Prizes Of 2017

Scientists spend their days hypothesising, experimenting and analysing in order to find evidence to better understand our strange Universe. Sometimes, that requires playing the didgeridoo and then falling asleep. More »      

2017 Ig Nobel Prizes Celebrate Research on How Crocodiles Affect Gambling and Other Odd Studies

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

It's hard to pick a favorite from these off-the-wall studies exploring topics like whether cats can be both solid and liquid, the physics of walking backwards with coffee, and the brain activity of people who are grossed out by chee...

Liquid cats, didgeridoo medicine lead silly science awards - CNET

2 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The 2017 Ig Nobel awards honor some of the most absurd science, thrusting cats in containers of all shapes into the spotlight. None were harmed.

Are cats solid or liquid? And other award-winning absurd scientific research of 2017

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The winers of the 2017 Ig Nobel awards, "for achievements that first make people laugh then make them think," were announced at Harvard last night. From Phys.org: Scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears, that playing...Show More Summary

Ig Nobels Awarded For Research Into Big Ears, Feline Fluidity

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The annual awards for research "that makes you laugh, then think" also singled out scientists who determined that having contact with a crocodile influences a person's willingness to gamble.

Ig Nobels 2017: Pregnant Mothers Should Play Music in Their Vaginas and Other Weird Findings

This year's winners also answer why we are disgusted by cheese, whether identical twins can tell themselves apart and other pressing mysteries.

Liquid cats and blood-sucking bats: 2017's Ig Nobel awards

Can a cat be both liquid and solid at the same time? Have vampire bats developed a taste for human blood? Will holding a crocodile bolster or blunt your gambling drive?

Ig Nobel: See This Year's Goofiest Science Prizes

Scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears, that playing the didgeridoo helps relieve sleep apnea, and that handling crocodiles can influence gambling decisions are among this year's recipients of the Ig Nobel, the prize for absurd scientific achievement. The 27th annual awards were announced Thursday at...

2017 Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Our friends at The Annals of Improbable Research have bestowed the annual Ig Nobel Prizes upon deserving scientists who caught our imagination with their fascinating but weird research. The 2017 Ig Nobel Award ceremony has just concluded at Harvard University's Sanders Theater. Show More Summary

Research on big ears, crocodile gambling wins Ig Nobels

Scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears, that playing the didgeridoo helps relieve sleep apnea and that handling crocodiles can influence gambling decisions are among this year's recipients of the Ig Nobel, the prize for absurd scientific achievement.

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