Annals of science

As heard on “Wait Wait”:http://waitwait.npr.org, Ali Rahimi, Ben Recht, Jason Taylor, and Noah Vawter from MIT’s EECS and Media Lab have done some breakthrough research easily deserving of an “Ig Nobel”:http://www.improbable.com/ig/ig-top.html: On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study. Shockingly, the abstract states: ” Statistical evidence suggests the use of helmets may in fact enhance the government’s invasive abilities.” Also has some shots of scientists hard at work inside the Stata Center, which was designed to enhance just this sort of interdisciplinary collaboration.

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