Every year since 1991, the Ig Nobel Prize—a parody of the Nobel Prize—has recognized the most unusual scientific achievements. In the past, the awards have gone to researchers who studied the effects of polyester underwear on the sex life of rats and the most painful places to be stung by a honey bee. This year's event, the ceremony's 27th, takes place today at 6 p.m. EDT at Harvard University’s Sanders Theater, and focuses on the theme “uncertainty.” We’ll be there, and we’ll have a wrap-up of the event on our website tomorrow. If you can’t wait until then, you can watch the live webcast of the ceremony—and the preceremony concert—above, starting at 5:40 p.m. EDT.
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