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In one winning paper, scientists describe an insect whose females have evolved a penis-like appendage that penetrates males’ “vaginas.”

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Ig Nobels Honor Surprising Science

By Ben Andrew Henry | September 26, 2016

Studies on the sex lives of rats and the personality of rocks are among the projects celebrated this year.

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Laugh, Then Think: The Ig Nobels

By Karen Zusi | September 21, 2015

This year’s awards honor research on bee stings, appendicitis, kissing, and more.

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Science with a Sense of Humor

By Erin Weeks | September 13, 2013

Researchers who studied stargazing dung beetles, opera-loving mice are among recipients of this year’s Ig Nobel Prizes.

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