The 2017 Ig Nobel Prizes saluted the strange and silly in scientific studies.
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An annual awards ceremony honors scientific research that first makes you laugh, but then makes you think.
In a Science Friday holiday tradition, we’re playing highlights from this year’s 24th First Annual Ig Nobel awards ceremony.
The man of the hour is an octogenarian who claims more than 3,500 patents.
Here’s what it’s like to party with researchers whose work might first make you laugh, then make you think.
Ponytail physics, the sloshing in a coffee cup, and an opera about the universe feature in this year’s Ig Nobel Prize ceremony.