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This Year’s Most Trivial Scientific Research

The announcement of this year’s Nobel Prizes is still a couple months off, but the world’s scientific community is already abuzz about the 2014 Ig Nobel prizes, awarded by the satirical science magazine Annals of Improbable Research for the ten most trivial or unusual research papers. The awards were officially bestowed Thursday, September 18, at a ceremony at Harvard University. This year’s Ig Nobel prize in physics went to a Japanese team for measuring the friction between a...

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