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A visit to the world of the Ig Nobel Prizes

Journalists from Mirror Media journeyed halfway around the world to visit Ig Nobel headquarters in Massachusetts (Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3), and also visit an Ig Nobel Prize winner (Patricia Yang) at her lab in Georgia (Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3). You can see and hear what they found, []

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The Museum of Menstruation

If you are, or ever have been, or ever might be involved with human reproduction, you will probably learn interesting things by visiting the Museum of Menstruation. The museum currently exists online, and is looking for a physical home in or near New York City, a metropolis in which human reproduction is believed to occur []

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Biscuits-with-No-Added-Sugar-Containing-Stevia,-Coffee-Fibre-and-Fructooligosaccharides News

There‘s big news for anyone with a keen interest inbiscuits with no added sugar containing stevia,coffeefibre and fructooligosaccharides. Details are in this new study: Biscuits with No Added Sugar Containing Stevia,CoffeeFibre and Fructooligosaccharides Modifies -Glucosidase Activity and the Release of GLP-1 from HuTu-80 Cells and Serotonin from Caco-2 Cells after In Vitro Digestion, Nuria Martinez-Saez, []

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Interrupting people : the pros and cons

What might you gain (or lose) by interrupting someone? The question has been experimentally examined by Professor Sally Dew Farley, of the Psychology department at the University of Baltimore, US. Experimental subjects who had been asked to discuss an article were systematically interrupted by confederates revealing the following : The Upside for []

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Is Silver Vine the new Catnip? (recent study)

Effective though Catnip (Nepeta cataria) might be - in causing cats to sniff, roll over, and undulate the skin on their back (amongst other things) - it only affects about 50% of cats. And usually has little or no impact on Tigers. A new study in BMC Veterinary Research, March 2017, compares Catnip with Silver []

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‘God is a Porcupine-Brain, Consciousness and Spacetime Physics‘ [research study]

Sometimes the title is enough to give a deep understanding of an entire research paper. Here‘s an example, a study called God is a Porcupine-Brain, Consciousness and Spacetime Physics, byWalter J. Christensen Jr. ofCalifornia State University Fullerton, published in the Journal of Modern Physics, July 2017.

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Whistled languages like ‘local cellular phones‘ (study)

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Ig Nobel Tickets go on sale THURSDAY, JULY 20, at NOON

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Six Cups of Coffee Goes to Your Head, for Surgical Guidance [research study]

A special hat filled with six cups‘ worth of ground coffee may make it easier for surgeons to succeed at some kinds of nose and throat surgery. This study presents the news: Coffee: the key to safer image-guided surgery-a granular jamming cap for non-invasive, rigid fixation of fiducial markers to the patient, Patrick S. Wellborn []

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Automated Acoustic Detection of Mouse Scratching [research study]

Acoustic detection of mouse scratching has been automated at least once. This report tells about the mice involved, and about their scratching, and about the detection - done acoustically - of that scratching: Automated Acoustic Detection of Mouse Scratching, Peter Elliott, Max G‘Sell, Lindsey M. Snyder, Sarah E. Ross, and Valrie Ventura, PLoS ONE, vol. []

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Bees also like (paintings of) sunflowers (study)

‘Flower colours have evolved over 100 million years to address the colour vision of their bee pollinators.‘ With this in mind, investigators Professor Lars Chittkaand Julian Walker of Queen Mary College, University of London, decided to investigate whether bees might also be attracted to paintings of flowers for example (a copy of) Van Gogh‘s []

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