Ig Nobel prize

  • Our 5 favourite Ig Nobel Prize Winners

    Upside-down rhinos, nose-clearing sex and chewing gum forensics.

    Every year, the science humour magazine the Annals of Improbable Research awards the Ig Nobel Prizes – a riff on the ...

    Animals September 12, 2021
  • Awards

    Vibrating earthworms pick up an Ig Nobel

    This is shed science at a professional level.

    When you think of award-winning scientific research, you might think of determining the structure of DNA, or Marie Cu...

    Features September 18, 2020
  • Poo scoop snares an Ig Nobel

    Australians share the glory for outstanding work in physics.

    Researchers Scott Carver, Ashley Edwards and Alynn Martin from the University of Tasmania in Australia, have shared o...

    Society September 13, 2019
  • 2016 IG Nobel prize winners

    Rats in pants and mirror-image itches.

    Rocks with personalities and rats in pants helped researchers bag Ig Nobel prizes, which honours studies that “make y...

    Society September 22, 2016
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