Ponytail physics, the sloshing in a coffee cup, and an opera about the universe feature in this year’s Ig Nobel Prize ceremony.
Composer and instrument builder Paul Rudolph makes music from garbage. John Powell, physicist and author of How Music Works, chimes in with an explanation of how Rudolph’s modifications to the instruments helps transform noise into notes.
A provocative new study suggests humans are slowly becoming less intelligent and emotionally stable.
Nearly 60 years later, James Watson reflects on the legendary race to solve the structure of DNA.
Scientists are examining how social media can influence the opinions of voters.