“The most viewed medical video in the world” [sex in an MRI]

French medical journalist Marc Gozlan reminds us that the most viewed article in the history of the British Medical Journal led to the creation of what became “The most viewed medical video in the world“. Here is that video: Where did that come from? Here’s the story of how that video came to be, and […]

An animated look back at the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize winners

PanSci, in Taiwan, produced this video animation report about the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize winners and that year’s ceremony: This Year’s Ceremony The 2018 Ig Nobel Prize ceremony—the 28th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony—will happen on Thursday evening, September 13, 2018. A limited number of tickets are still available. And yes, eight-year-old Miss Sweetie Poo […]

Some news video looks at the 2017 Ig Nobel Prize ceremony

Here are some video news reports about the 27th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony. (For lots more press accounts, dip into our Press Clips page.) El Pais [Spain] Mirror Weekly [Taiwan]: Euronews: NHK [Japan]: Livescience: VTC14 [Vietnam]: RTO [The Netherlands]: France Inter: Canal+ [France] Les IG Nobel, les prix Nobel des découvertes décalées (mais […]

The adventures of Uterus Man

“Uterus Man” is an animated manga, created by LuYang. Reviewer Rowan Hooper (of New Scientist magazine) says: “Uterus Man rides a pelvic chariot, flies using blood powers, eats placenta.” Here is the video: [vimeo]82164043[/vimeo] BONUS (related): A more traditional — some might say unmanly or nonmanly — look at the uterus:   BONUS (possibly related, possibly not): […]

MOOCs for marmosets, sort of, on branch if not online

Marmosets learn skills from watching instructional videos, at least some marmosets do, provided that someone does show them instructional videos, and further provided that those videos show tasks of interest to the marmosets. Such was the conclusion drawn by humans who did an experiment described by Davide Castelvecci in Nature News: Marmoset see, marmoset do Monkeys in the wild learn skills […]