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Rhinos: scientists are hanging them upside-down from helicopters – here’s why

By Jason Gilchrist, Ecologist, Edinburgh Napier University
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Each year, a selection of apparently weird and pointless scientific experiments receive the Ig Nobel Prize. Awarded by the science humour magazine Annals of Improbable Research, the prize honours projects that “first make people laugh, and then make them think”.

A recent study that suspended rhinos upside-down by their ankles from a helicopter must have been a shoe-in for the award’s…


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