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THE IGNOBEL PRIZE WINNERS ARE HERE! What rewards: Failed Doomsday Predictions, Beer-Loving Beetles, Effects of a Full Bladder on Decision-Making, The “Theory of Structured Procrastination”, and the Wasabi Fire Alarm?


Why, the IgNobel prizes do! The prizes that make you laugh, and then make you think. And then, maybe, become really useful. Tracking nanotech. Bone is one of nature’s surprising “building materials.”

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Pound-for-pound it’s stronger than steel, tough yet resilient. Scientists and the important role citrate plays, work that may help science better understand and treat or prevent bone diseases such as osteoporosis. Using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, U.S. Jaquelynn invites you to ShoeDazzle. A time-ticking countdown of 1000 awesome things.

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About the ADHD in me. Improbable Research. For a laugh. Baby owls are adorable. That is all. Left Handed. Excellent Procrastination. Quotes for Everything. Selected from Michael Moncur's Collection of Quotations - February 5, 2015 Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.

Quotes for Everything

John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - 2006) The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side. Google Demo Slam. The Likability Of Angry Birds [Infographic] Skepchick. Right-handers can be made to think like lefties - life - 26 March 2011. WHETHER right or left-handed, people associate "good" with their dominant side.

Right-handers can be made to think like lefties - life - 26 March 2011

But if that displeases you, it can be changed. A team led by Daniel Casasanto at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, showed 13 people who had had strokes a cartoon character in between two squares, and told them that it "loves zebras and thinks they are good, but hates pandas and thinks they are bad".

They then asked them which square the character would put each animal in. All 13 people had once been right-handed, but eight had lost control of their right sides. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.