Coffee people baffled, bemused by science people

The coffee-centric web site seems somewhere between baffled and bemused at the Ig Nobel audience reaction. They write: Ig Nobel Prize “Chemist In A Coffee Shop” Mini-Opera Baffling. We thought we knew nerds. But these nerds out-nerd the nerdiest nerds we’ve ever dreamed existed. These are opera singing nerds. These are nerds that throw paper […]

The Nerd Report

The word ‘Nerd’ is thought to have originated in the US in the early 1950s – but it took three full decades before a comprehensive academic paper describing ‘Nerdism’ appeared. As the authors of the study explained at the time : “It is not clear why a social transformation of such depth and proportions has […]