What do you do when you don't have material, don't have blueprints, there's nobody to help you and you must build a device that will fly to space? Well, you roll up your sleeves and invent - everything.
BP, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, bearded scientist, bacteria and people who wear socks on the outside of their shoes - they are stars of this year's Ig Nobel prize, a hilarious event that reminds us that science can be fun. And a bit weird.
Some animals are quite happy with one horn but their ancient relatives obviously weren't: new dinosaur, the inhabitant of the lost continent of Laramidia, had 15 horns. But that's is just one of the remarkable findings from Utah.
When you are just sitting and doing nothing, what is your brain doing? What happens when you are wandering around, looking at nature and "resting your brain?" Well, it turned out that your brain is very busy defining yourself as an individual being.
Looking at that solar systems and not just at individual planet in the deep space, astronomers found the system very similar to ours. The evidence that we are not alone are stronger with every new discovery.
Imagine a pool in your backyard, as large as a football field and covered with the state of the art ceramic. A true sign of wealth, isn't it? Well, Mayan people, far from wealthy population, have had it in the middle of the jungle some 1,500 years ago.
How to get your paper published in a serious scientific magazine? It's easy: you just need to use a lot of words from scientific jargon. That's it. It will be published. You may even write that Jesus was an expert for influenza.