Herring farts, Russian submarines & the PM on Swedish TV

Tonight the “Vetenskapens Värld” program on Sweden’s Swedish SVT2 network broadcast a pair of reports, back-to-back, about the Ig Nobel Prizes. Report # 1 is about the recent Ig Nobel Tour‘s visit to Stockholm. Report #2 focuses the history behind one part of that visit — the now-it-can-be-told story of how, some years ago, herring farts prevented the […]

The prime minister’s (purported) pee principle

The British prime minister could benefit from studying the research that led to this year’s Ig Nobel Prize in medicine, suggests Leo Hickman, writing in The Guardian: Does David Cameron’s ‘full-bladder technique’ work? The prime minister conducted his EU negotiations while intentionally ‘desperate for a pee’, to achieve maximum focus. What do the experts think? […]