Tag: ig

  • And the Winners Are…

    It's that time of year again! The winners of this year's Ig Nobel Prizes have been announced and Anthony and Jeff couldn't be more excited. Every year, the fine folks at Improbable Research award Ig Nobel Prizes to scientists and researchers who have advanced our understanding of the world in ways that border on the unnecessary. They are fun, funny, and fascinating. The journal Nature has said “The Ig Nobel awards are arguably the highlight of the scientific calendar” and you can tune in this week and find out why. [more]

  • Cheaters, Liars, and Ignoble Prize Winners

    In a new paper, a team of researchers in Spain have identified three different profiles of dishonesty and cheating, and within each profile, two distinct types. Jeff and Anthony discuss the science of lying and cheating, apropos of nothing in particular that might be happening in the news every single damn day. Then, the Ig Nobel Prize has been given out for 30 years, celebrating under-appreciated pioneers in many fields. Have Anthony and Jeff finally found the perfect award? [more]

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