View Live: The 2018 Ig Nobel Awards, Tonight @ 5:40 p.m. ET

Our globe is a deeply peculiar position. There are birds that have intercourse with their dead, lively volcanoes buried under ice sheets, and eerie glowing lights in the sky that defy classification (but gained the title “Steve”).

The researchers who take a look at some of the far more perplexing concerns about our odd earth normally encounter raised eyebrows or puzzled silence when they test to describe their research. Having said that, one annual party — the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, organized by the journal Annals of Unbelievable Research (AIR) — benefits the pretty strangest of these science investigations. [Watch Live: The Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony]

The tone of the presentation veers toward silliness, but the science of the prizewinning exploration is true. And the prizes appear from “a team of authentic, truly bemused Nobel laureates,” in accordance to the Ig Nobel web-site.

Past winners include things like offbeat queries like these: Are cats reliable or liquid? Can a nasal tampon of preserved pork treatment nosebleeds? Do trousers created of various materials influence the sexual intercourse lives of rats?

Currently (Sept. 13) at 5:40 p.m. ET, the 2018 Initially Yearly Ig Nobel Prize ceremony (it is really constantly the “Initially Once-a-year” ceremony, no make a difference what 12 months it is) will be broadcast live on the web. Tune in in this article and check out as learn of ceremonies and AIR Editor Marc Abrahams introduces 10 new Ig Nobel winners — alongside with a roster of strange science-themed displays and performances — for the enjoyment of all who celebrate the wonderful weirdness of odd science.

The live webcast kicks off with pre-ceremony entertainment, and the awards ceremony commences at 6 p.m. ET.   

Primary report on Live Science.

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