What can one conclude from playing music for a few stressed cats? A new study suggests the answer: “Evaluation of Music Therapy to Reduce Stress in Hospitalized Cats,” Juliane Eg Paz, Fernanda Va da Costa, Luciana N Nunes, Eduardo R Monteiro, and Jenifer Jung, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, epub 2021. The authors, at […]
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“Ig Nobel Limericks: Stinky Feet, Community Dad” is a featured article of sorts in the special Ig Nobel Prizes issue (volume 27, number 6) of the magazine Annals of Improbable Research. Read this article, free, on the web. Then, if research about improbable reality inspires you, subscribe to the magazine, or buy individual back issues.
Leaf blowers, subject of turbulent debate when compared with rakes, can, should they choose to, claim a place in debates about capitalism versus socialism. This study shows how: “The Leaf Blower, Capitalism, and the Atomization of Everyday Life,” Jules Boykoff, Capitalism Nature Socialism, vol. 22, no. 3, September 2011.
Abhishek Upadhyay has joined the The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). He says: I am from central India, where I studied Biotechnology Engineering. My first research project was to investigate multicellularity in social amoebae. I went on to receive a full scholarship for a research-based masters in Marine Biology in Hong Kong, performing […]
Auke-Florian Hiemstra has joined the The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). He says: I’m a biologist at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, studying animal architecture. My research is focused on artificial nest material: the inclusion of plastic litter in nests. During the covid pandemic, for example, many birds started to use our facemasks as nesting […]