The Ig Nobel Prize: the Nobel Prize’s alter ego

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If the Nobel Prize is the grandparent prestigious prizes in science, the Ig Nobel prize is the funny uncle. 

Every year the Ig Nobels recognise the wacky and wonderful science you might not hear of anywhere else.

Read more: Gossiping for peace: The 2022 Ig Nobels.

On this episode of The Science Briefing, Dr Sophie Calabretto talks to Cosmos Magazine journalist Jacinta Bowler about the kooky Ig Nobel award ceremony and which scientists came out on top in 2022.

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