from the something-that-makes-people-LAUGH,-then-THINK dept.
(Heavily elided — see source for journal references, authors, ceremony participants, and more.--Ed.)
BIOLOGY PRIZE - variations in purring, chirping, chattering, trilling, tweedling, murmuring, meowing, moaning, squeaking, hissing, yowling, howling, growling, and other modes of cat–human communication.
ECOLOGY PRIZE - genetic analysis to identify the different species of bacteria that reside in wads of discarded chewing gum stuck on pavements in various countries.
CHEMISTRY PRIZE - chemically analysing the air inside movie theatres, to test whether the odours produced by an audience reliably indicate the levels of violence, sex, antisocial behaviour, drug use, and bad language in the movie the audience is watching.
ECONOMICS PRIZE - the obesity of a country's politicians may be a good indicator of that country's corruption.
MEDICINE PRIZE - sexual orgasms can be as effective as decongestant medicines at improving nasal breathing.
PEACE PRIZE - humans evolved beards to protect themselves from punches to the face.
PHYSICS PRIZE - why pedestrians do not constantly collide with other pedestrians.
KINETICS PRIZE - why pedestrians do sometimes collide with other pedestrians.
ENTOMOLOGY PRIZE - A New Method of Cockroach Control on Submarines.
TRANSPORTATION PRIZE - for determining by experiment whether it is safer to transport an airborne rhinoceros upside-down.
The entire 1h30m presentation is available on YouTube.