Laughter in the Lab: the indisputable importance of humour in scientific discourse

Kevin Lyons discusses the vital role that humour plays in scientific research and explains the predominant lack of humour in peer-reviewed scientific publications.



If you tickle us, do we not laugh?

Science is a serious business. It requires serious people to write serious grant applications, to convince serious funding agencies to support serious research projects. Furthermore, the results of these projects are published