“Wombat research that’s not to be sniffed at”

“Wombat research that’s not to be sniffed at” is the headline on this Royal Society of Chemistry article about a new research study:

The findings – published today in our aptly named journal Soft Matter – could help develop new colon cancer diagnostics.

An international team of scientists have been able to replicate how a wombat produces square poo – and it could change the way geometric products are manufactured in future.

Research published today in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal Soft Matter, expands on the discovery that wombat poo forms its distinctive shape within the wombat’s intestines, not at the point of exit as previously thought….

The team of Australian and US scientists were awarded an Ig Nobel prize for “research that makes you laugh then think” in 2019.