The Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded last night! It's that fun time of year when we get to enjoy scientists' geektastic senses of humor.
A recent study in Japan "has demonstrated that the preference for different types of natural mineral water by female college students was similar to that by rats," according to researchers. How did they reach this shocking conclusion?
Last night, the Annals of Improbable Research held its 18th annual Ig Nobel Prizes. The prizes are awarded for scientific and social achievements "that first make people laugh, then make people think." And this year’s winners include studies on puzzle-solving slime molds, the spermicidal capabilities of Coca-Cola, and…