October 01, 2004

Pure research

Ah. The Ig Nobel Prizes for 2004 have been awarded. Winners include the patent-holders for the comb-over, the authors of a study "exploring and explaining the dynamics of hula hooping," the Vatican for "outsourcing prayers to India," and the inventors of karaoke, for "providing an entirely new way for people to learn to tolerate each other." You think I'm kidding? The citations are included at that link.

In much more important science news, the editors of Science have written an overview of Bush v. Kerry and their views of science, along with a link to the replies each candidate submitted in response to a questionnaire the magazine submitted to them.

Posted by Linkmeister at October 1, 2004 04:43 PM