The 2021 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony webcast

The 31st First Annual Ig® Nobel Prize ceremony happens Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 6 pm (US eastern time). Watch it right here. Alternatively, watch the Japanese webstream. [VIDEO NOTE, added September 12, 2021: YouTube’s notorious takedown algorithms sometimes block the ceremony recording that lives there. We have so far been unable to find a […]

How are Ig Nobel Prize-Winning Papers Cited?

The Scite organization analyzed some of what happened to the research papers that won Ig Nobel Prizes. Scite published their analysis (which was led by Mason Hayes) online, in Medium: How are Ig Nobel Prize-Winning Papers Cited? …Though most Ig Nobel research remains relatively obscure, some award-winning work has been highly cited and become quite […]

Podcast Episode #211: “Richard Wassersug”

Richard Wassersug and The Tastiness (or Palatability) of Tadpoles, Motion Sickness in Amphibians, Frog Copulation in Microgravity, Reactions of a Snake and Turtle, Ecstatic About Eunuchs, Eggs All Sorts, Bird, Flesh, Every Kind, The Ups and Downs of Cows, and the Birth of Murphy’s Law. In episode #211, Marc Abrahams shows some unfamiliar research studies to Jean Berko […]