Science celebrity news: Glassware Prohibitor’s Progeny?

The Nigerian news site ABTC raises a curious question about 2024 Ig Nobel Chemistry Prize winner Bob Glasgow: Bob Glasgow children: Does Bob Glasgow have kids? By Seth Frimpong …Glasgow, born on February 28, 1942, in Stephenville, Texas, was a trained lawyer who ventured into politics, eventually becoming a member of the Senate of Texas. […]

Ig Nobels in my column this week in New Scientist

This week’s Feedback column (that I write) in New Scientist magazine is about the new Ig Nobel Prize winners. The Feedback column was created and edited by John Hoyland. I first knew Feedback (and John’s work) as a subscriber to New Scientist. Every year the column would have an especially fun and interesting writeup of the new Ig […]

Some Ig Nobel acceptance speeches: “The director’s cut”

Several of the 2023 Ig Nobel Prize winners made special extra versions of their acceptance speeches — slightly different from the versions that were part of the 33rd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony webcast. Here are those special versions: PUBLIC HEALTH PRIZE acceptance speech: PHYSICS PRIZE acceptance speech: EDUCATION PRIZE acceptance speech: LITERATURE PRIZE […]

Special “Gulls, Crows, Pigeons, Woodpeckers” issue of the magazine

The special Gulls, Crows, Pigeons, Woodpeckers issue (volume 29, number 5) of the magazine has flown its way (through the internet, in PDF form) to subscribers. The table of contents and several free articles are online. We heartily encourage you to buy your very own copy of the issue, or even better to subscribe to […]