Of course, the big news from last week is the award for the 2007 Ig Nobel Prizes! (What, you were expecting THE Nobel Prize?) :)
Now, some people often confuse this with crackpottery. These aren't. They are really actual, scientific research work. It is just that, well, to put it bluntly, it is a challenge to actually find anything important, significant, or relevant with what these people actually did. Remember, just because it is interesting, doesn't mean it is important!