The effects of opera on heart transplant patients who are mice; whether people who think they are drunk also think they are attractive; whether and how dung beetles pay attention to the Milky Way; Gustano Pizzo’s machinery for capturing, packaging, and transmitting an airplane hijacker; and the experiment to see whether and where people could run on water — all these all turn up in this week’s Improbable Research podcast.
Click on the “Venetian blinds” icon — at the lower right corner here — to select whichever week’s episode you want to hear:
This week, Marc Abrahams tells about:
- The 2013 Ig Nobel Prize winners – PART 1. (List of the 2013 Ig Nobel Prize winners, with links to their research. Featuring a dramatic reading by Jean Berko Gleason.) Here’s Gustano Pizzo’s Ig Nobel Prize-winning patent for a method to trap airplane hijackers:
- The 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony (and webcast), which will happen on Thursday, September 17, 2015.
The mysterious John Schedler perhaps did the sound engineering this week.
The Improbable Research podcast is all about research that makes people LAUGH, then THINK — real research, about anything and everything, from everywhere —research that may be good or bad, important or trivial, valuable or worthless. CBS distributes it, both on the new CBS Play.it web site, and on iTunes and Spotify).