Now, I have some good news for those of you who couldn't play hooky this week, couldn't get tickets to the free event, and/or don't actually live anywhere near St. Peter, Minn. You can watch The Nobel Conference online.
Today's lectures will be broadcast on a live feed. You can also submit questions through the site and participate in the Q&A after each lecture. The first speaker is John Donoghue, director of the Institute for Brain Science at Brown University. Starting at 10:00 am, Central, he'll be talking about a topic near and dear to every Happy Mutant's heart: "Merging Mind to Machines: Brain Computer Interfaces to Restore Lost Motor Function."
The Ig Nobel Awards honor scientific research that is simultaneously silly-sounding and thought provoking. This years' awards ceremony, in Boston, is sold out. But you can watch the whole thing here, starting right ... about ... now (7:30 Eastern).
If you miss the show, never fear. The YouTube video embedded here will automatically switch from live broadcast to recording after the ceremony ends, and you can then watch it at your leisure.
The Ig Nobel Awards bestow honors on scientific research that is simultaneously silly-sounding, and utterly fascinating. This year's awards will be presented tonight, in Boston, and the show is sold out. But you can watch the whole thing here on BoingBoing.
The program will start at 7:05 Eastern/4:05 Pacific, and the actual awards ceremony will begin a half-hour later. And don't worry if you can't just stop and watch while it's live. After the ceremony ends, the YouTube video will automatically convert from a live broadcast to a recorder, so you can watch it at your leisure.