Ig Nobels reward US Government Accountability Office

Well, it's that time of year again, when the most interesting scientific research - as opposed to the most important or useful - is rewarded.

Ig Nobel awards honor car-crushing mayor

Well, this year's Ig Nobel awards are out, and as ever there's a fine selection of winning research - from why beetles try to mate with beer bottles to how needing to pee affects decision making.

Frisky fruit bats scoop Ig Nobel prize

The winners of this year's Ig Nobel awards have been announced, demonstrating once again that the public is much more interested in fornicating fruit bats than cures for cancer.