Here is the Ig Informal Lecture by the winners of the 2020 Ig Nobel Acoustics Prize. The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people LAUGH, then THINK. In the Ig Informal Lectures, some days after the ceremony, the new Ig Nobel Prize winners attempt to explain what they did, and why they did it. [In non-pandemic years, […]
Perhaps it’s not all that widely appreciated that several members of Crocodylia (that’s the taxonomic order, not a thrash metal band) are quite partial to a bit of fruit now and again. In fact, reveals a new paper in the Journal of Zoology “ … there is little doubt that on occasion, fruit is deliberately […]
Question: Which of the three individuals in this photo is officially listed as an author of the study “Crane Dances as Play Behavior,” [Ibis, vol. 155, 2013, pp. 424-425]? ANSWER: Vladimir Dinets, the one in the middle. BONUS: His new understanding of crocodiles and alligators.
“They cannot argue with this data,” she said. “I have three lines of evidence. If they don’t believe it, they need to get an alligator and make their own measurements.” — from a LiveScience report, by Andrea Thompson, about the research of C.G. Farmer of the University of Utah. (Thanks to investigator Naomi Ray for […]