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Researchers Accept Not-So-Nobel Awards

Science  12 Oct 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5541, pp. 285
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5541.285a

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BOSTON-- While eminent scientists were heading to Sweden to accept their coveted awards (see p. 288), lesser known colleagues were celebrating a very different honor: the Ig Nobel Prize. For boldly tackling research topics such as why shower curtains billow inward, a select group from six countries and four continents was inducted into the scientific pantheon of ignominy at a raucous 4 October ceremony at Harvard University.

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