Research on beards, wads of gum wins 2021 Ig Nobel prizes

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Researchers from Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Brazil, the UK and the USA awarded Ig Nobel Prize. The spoof accolade borrows its name from, but is not connected with, the world-famous Nobel prize. The team sedated 12 black rhinoceroses in Namibia using aerial darts, bound their legs, and suspended them. They then measured their biomarkers for respiration and ventilation.
8 months ago·Cambridge, United States

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Research on beards, wads of gum wins 2021 Ig Nobel prizes

Beards aren't just cool and trendy — they might also be an evolutionary development to help protect a man's delicate facial bones from a punch to the face. The winners of the 31st annual Ig Nobels being announced Thursday included researchers who figured out how to better control cockroaches on U.S. Navy submarines; animal scientists who looked at whether it's safer to transport an airborne rhinoceros upside-down; and a team that figured out ju…

8 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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BBC News

Upside-down rhino research wins Ig Nobel Prize

Who knew? It's actually safer to move a tranquilised rhino by its ankles than on its side or chest.

8 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Upside down rhinos and nose-clearing orgasm studies win Ig Nobel prize

Research from the more unusual realms of science is recognised every year at this alternative awards ceremony Groundbreaking studies into how well beards soften punches to the face, the benefits of transporting rhinoceroses upside down, and orgasms as a nasal decongestant were honoured on Thursday night with one of the most coveted awards in science: the Ig Nobel prize.Not to be confused with the more prestigious – and lucrative – Nobel awards, …

8 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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News18 India

Research On Beards, Wads Of Gum Wins 2021 Ig Nobel Prizes

Beards aren’t just cool and trendy they might also be an evolutionary development to help protect a man’s delicate facial bones from a punch to the face.

8 months ago·India
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The Independent

Upside-down rhinos and gum studies win Ig Nobel for weirdest science discoveries

The prizes honour scientific achievements that ‘make people laugh, then think’

8 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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abc News

Research on beards, wads of gum wins 2021 Ig Nobel prizes

Beards aren’t just cool and trendy — they might also be an evolutionary development to help protect a man’s delicate facial bones from a punch to the face

8 months ago·United States
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