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Ponytail Physics Get Ig Nobel Prize
2012-09-21 12:27:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online At a prestigious gala in Harvard University´s Sanders Theatre, University at Cambridge physics professor Raymond Goldstein was awarded an Ig Nobel prize for his work that explains the behavior and physical properties of a human ponytail, proving that even the scientific community relishes the chance to let its hair down. The Ig Nobel Awards were started by the satirical magazine the Annals of Improbable Research (AIR) in 1991 and...

2011-12-09 11:35:24

In another illustration of the contributions older people make to society, an article in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) describes how older scientists are winning Nobel prizes more often these days than in the past. C&EN is the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. C&EN Senior Editor Bethany Halford describes new research showing that the average age at which Nobel laureates in chemistry,...

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