‘One of my favorite quotes that guides my writing, by the creators of the Ig Nobel Peace prize, is “First make them laugh, then make them think.” It’s not enough that we simply feel a certain way about an issue.’ —Brianna Stanley, upon becoming the new opinions editor of the Kentucky Kernel, the University of […]
“The funniest scientific lecture I’ve ever been to”
A student who attended her first Ig Nobel event—earlier this month, at Stockholm University—tries to describe the experience: I admire very much all those creative scientist that come up with unexpected ideas, and when I found out that there was going to be an Ig Nobel lecture in Stockholm I new that it was an […]
Prof. Nunna’s graduation mortarboard display holder (New Patent)
Professor Ramakrishna Nunna, [pictured left] who is Dean of the Lyles College of Engineering, US, and Walter Mizuno M.S. [pictured right] who is a lecturer at the college, are the inventors of the world’s first (and newly patented) Graduation mortarboard display holder. (United States Patent 9,468,247, October 18, 2016, assigned to California State University, Fresno […]
A high school student’s medical prominence
Behold the power of a bacterium and a high school kid and some yarn. Gavi Levy Haskell’s knitted bacterium (mentioned here yesterday, and a few days before that) today is featured on the home page of BMJ, one of the world’s great medical journals.