Ig Nobel-winning scratch ‘n sniff, and nuclear power plant safety

In Ig Nobel Prize-winning invention is now being used, insistently, to help protect nuclear power plants. The 1993 Ig Nobel Prize for chemistry was awarded to James Campbell and Gaines Campbell of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, dedicated deliverers of fragrance, for inventing scent strips [also known as “scratch ‘n sniff” strips], the odious method by which perfume […]

The suggestibility of itching and scratching, videorecorded

Observations During Itch-Inducing Lecture is a study published by German researchers in the year 2000. It delivers exactly what the title promises. Professor Uwe Gieler [pictured here] at Justus-Liebig University in Giessen and two colleagues begin with the basics: “Itching is defined as a sensation associated with an impulse to scratch.” They invited people to attend a […]