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Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science

2014
2014 Ig Nobel Prizes Honor Banana-Shoe Interactions, Alimentary Alignment, and More
 
Pros and Cons
 
Detecting the Dark
 
2013
The Haunting of the Snark: An Anxiety in 13 Bits
 
Cashmology
 
Schroedinger’s Cat
 
Quantum Computing
 
2012
Little Known Physics History
 
The Academia Rat Race
 
Supercomputing
 
What’s in a Name?
 
Supersized
 
2011
Ultraluminal Neutrinos
 
Conference Time
 
Caveman National Laboratories
 
Willebrord Snellius, also known as Willebrord Snel (or Snell) van Royen
 
Black Hole Leaves Science Fishing for Explanation
 
Careful When Asking Physicists for Directions...
 
2010
Ig Nobels Presented in Wacky Ceremony
 
Discount Donny's Science Emporium
 
What's in the Box?
 
The Always Evolving Atomic Model
 
Physics Food
 
2009
The 2009 Ig Nobel Prizes
 
Random Walks
 
New Black Hole Discovery
 
On the Impact of a 0.12 kg Apple with the Head
 
Ballpark Physics
 
The Appropriate Response
 
Nano in a Bottle
 
The Cartooniverse
 
Lunchtime at the LHC
 
Whatcha doing? Looking at my particle collider . . .
 
Principle of equivalence disproved
 
2008
Santa Claus is a Physicist
 
If science were an Olympic sport
 
Physical Theories Made Magical
 
Vote in the APS Cartoon Caption Contest
 
"Dark Matter," music and lyrics by Jonny Berliner
 
Practical corollaries to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle
 
Physics Caption Contest
 
SCI‑COPS to the rescue!
 
2007
The 2007 Ig Nobel Awards
 
The Joy of Teaching ... but first....
 
1998
APS News T-Shirt/Bumper Sticker Slogan Contest Finalists
 
2007
Warnings accompanying your inflatable universe
 
The case of the missing time
 
Learning the laws of physics the hard way
 
Footnotin' Frenzy
 
Water in Zero Gravity
 
The uncertainty of cat molecules
 
Caltech Physicists Successfully Split The Bill
 
2006
The 2006 Ig Nobel Prizes
 
Announcing the lucky winner of the physics crossword contest
 
Schroedinger's ghost writer
 
Fabricate
 
Find the hidden physicists!
 
Create your own physics crossword puzzle!
 
A Ridiculously Short History of Time
 
2005
Little known conversion factors, explained
 
2005 Ig Nobel prizes
 
Why gravity was not discovered in Tahiti.
 
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
 
2004 Pigasus Awards
 
Riordon's Lament
 
Einstein and Bohr get physical at the WYP gala (cartoon)
 
The Crackpot Index
 
Young Albert E. and the Miracle Year
 
2004
The 2004 Ig Nobel Prizes
 
Haiku contest winners.
 
"Belleville" mystery solved.
 
When Physicists Cook, Watch Out!
 
The Physics of High Heels
 
A Brief Encounter with a Facilities Manual
 
Physics in Seventeen Syllables
 
The Historical Discovery of New Element, Orodruinium
 
The Renormalization Tribute Shocks Conferees
 
The Sleep-Retardant Properties of My Ex- Girlfriend
 
A highly theoretical discussion of curve balls.
 
2003
The 2003 Ig Nobel Prizes
 
Woody Allen is strung out over the new physics.
 
Scientists Prove Kansas Flatter than a Pancake
 
Physics boot camp
 
Didja hear the one about.... celebrating the art of bad physics jokes
 
Putting Astronomical Budget Numbers in Perspective
 
Physics songs for the technically inclined
 
Top 10 (±2) Physics Pick-Up Lines (in randomized order)
 
2002
The 2002 Ig Nobel Prizes.
 
The Improbable Science Writer and the Art of Rejection.
 
Investigation Pokes Holes in Periodic Table.
 
Scientist splits atom, finds toy prize inside.
 
Variations on a Theme by Dirac
 
Hair-raising tabletop fusion ruckus rocks small Massachusetts town.
 
Mad Scientists Give Way to Mad Capitalists
 
The Story of Schroedinger's Cat (An Epic Poem)
 
Mad scientist's love song.
 
Tenureclocky
 
2001
2001 Ig Nobel Prizes
 
Secrets of Clichés Uncovered
 
Haggar physicists invent quantum slacks!
 
Feline Physics - All the physical properties of cats.
 
The APS Division Song
 
Rattle in Seattle Produces Earthquake Art.
 
A Fuga Really Big Numbers
 
A Cartoon by Paul Dlugokencky
 
Cartoon: "The Physics of Love"
 
2000
The 2000 Ig Nobel Prizes
 
Cartoon: Heisenberg and his Uncertainty Principle.
 
An Alternative Theory for Perpetual Motion
 
Physicists Didn't Touch Ground in Something-apolis
 
Fourth annual Pigasus awards.
 
Pop "Cosmo Quiz:" How successful is your physics department?
 
The Physicists' Bill of Rights
 
Physics Product Warnings
 
Quantum Baseball
 
1999
The 1999 Ig Nobel prizes.
 
A Conversation in Kansas
 
To Catch a Lion in the Sahara Desert.
 
How to tell if you're a physics major.
 
The Astronomer's Drinking Song
 
Good News for American Physicists
 
Our Favorite Net Myth
 
Winners of the Brain Teaser Limericks contest.
 
Love Boson Discovered on Valentine's Day
 
Article withdrawn at the request of the author.
 
1998
1998 Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded at Harvard
 
Computer Adages
 
Brain Teaser Limerick Contest
 
Top Ten Star Trek Bloopers by Lawrence Klauss.
 
How to Give a Better Talk.
 
Useful Research Phrases
 
Why God never received a PhD
 
Recent Replies to Invitations to the APS Centennial
 
Darwin Award Winner
 
1997
Improbable Researchers Gather for 1997 Nobel Prize Ceremony
 
Our Future Scientists
 
Hydrogen Beer
 
If Dr. Seuss were a Technical Writer...