Ig Nobel winner (Chickens Prefer Beautiful Winners) on dog breeds

BiblioChile reports on a new paper by Ig Nobel Prize winner (“Chickens Prefer Beautiful People“) Stefano Ghirlanda. Here’s an auto-translation of the beginning of that report: How dogs movies have influenced the alteration dog breeds in the world “Chickens prefer the pretty people” headlined an amazing scientific study published in 2002. At work, led by […]

They trained chickens to play baseball, and then some

Psychologist B.F. Skinner’s operant conditioning work inspired the work of Marian Breland Bailey. Bailey’s work inspired this study: “Marian Breland Bailey: The Mouse Who Reinforced,”  John N. Marr, Arkansas Historical Quarterly. Vol. 61, No. 1 (Spring, 2002), pp. 59-79. Marr writes: Marian and her first husband, Keller Breland, had become the most experienced and accomplished […]

Chickens, Consciousness, and the LHC

Dr. Dainis Zeps, a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Latvia, is one of the very few to have investigated “hierarchical multitime notion and of the cone of creation” with reference to CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. His paper on the subject, ‘On to What Effect LHC Experiment […]

Detect & remove cadavers from amongst the live objects

As professor William J. Wepfer, of the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology puts things in his ‘Message from the School Chair’ “Today’s mechanical engineers might search the ocean with an underwater observation manipulator; work on developing systems to program robots for manufacturing; or build a prototype of […]

Brooklyn welcomes Ig winner polymath

Brooklyn College announces: Polymath in Residence at Brooklyn College Do chickens prefer attractive people? The answer is yes, according to Stefano Ghirlanda, the new Carol L. Zicklin Chair in the Honors Academy at Brooklyn College. A researcher on the psychology faculty of the University of Bologna, Italy, Ghirlanda joined the college community in September, and […]