Feb
17
2009
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What is an Ig Nobel Prize?

Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony 2006 (photo by Jeff.Dlouhy - CC-BY)Ig Nobel Prizes are awarded each year by an organization called Improbable Research. They honor research which first makes you laugh, then makes you think. Serious research about oddball topics, in other words. They like to celebrate the unusual and imaginative, and get people interested in science and technology, by honoring real achievements that are [&hel[more...]

Jan
17
2009
0

What famous people went to the University of Cambridge?

Cambridge University - photo by Elin B - cc-byCambridge University has produced over 80 Nobel Prize winners, so it’s hard to know where to begin when assembling a list of notable Cambridge University alumni. And that’s before considering the scientists, monarchs, mathematicians, politicians, and even economists who attended the University of Cambridge. Monarchs include King Edward VII, King George VI, and Queen Margrethe [&hel[more...]

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