The fun side of science

The ig Nobel prizes have become almost as famous, even prestigious, as the ‘real thing’. They are awarded for what is termed as ‘improbable research’, and this year’s candidates were no exception. A whale breathalyzer, a cure for asthma involving roller-coaster rides….ig Nobel prizes…

Get researching, you could become famous

Who on earth would want to know, let alone conduct research, into whether rats are able to tell the difference between a person speaking Japanese backwards and somebody speaking Dutch backwards? The chances of meeting a Japanese and Dutch person engaged in backward conversation in the presence of rat must be quite phenominal.