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The 2009 Ig Nobel prizewinners

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Ig Nobels are a highlight of the scientific calendar and award research that makes people laugh as well as think. The awards were presented last week at Harvard University in the U.S, ...

Oct 05, 2009 weblog
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Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds

There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center.

Sep 19, 2014
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Explainer: How does our sun shine?

What makes our sun shine has been a mystery for most of human history. Given our sun is a star and stars are suns, explaining the source of the sun's energy would help us understand why stars shine. ...

Aug 28, 2014
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