Writer Marc Abrahams discusses some of the world's oddest scientific innovations in his book 'This Is Improbable.'
Ig Nobel prize winners this year include a team who created a fire alarm using the smell of wasabi, research on the effects of withholding urine, and others. The light-hearted science prizes are funny, but also aim to make people think.
Nobel Prize winners Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov were recognized today for their work with one-atom thick carbon known as graphene. The Nobel Prize committee recognized their "playfulness."
At Harvard University, a select group of researchers receive their Ig Noble awards.