Scientist Who Un-Boiled an Egg Receives Ig Nobel Prize
on 21 September 2015
Earlier this year, Australian scientist Colin Raston announced that he and his team had discovered a way to partially un-boil an egg and bring its solid egg whites back to a clear, runny state—and now he’s been awarded the Ig Nobel Prize for it. The feat might seem like a party trick, but its implications are massive—especially in the pharmaceutical industry where protein processing is vital. The Ig Nobel Prize honors research that makes people "laugh, then think." Another recipient was recognized for discovering that all mammals—no matter their size—take the same amount of time to urinate.