A ceremony was held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, Saturday evening to give away China's first Pineapple Science Prize, which is designed to promote science popularization in China, Xinhua reported.
Pineapple Science Prize, with the slogan of "Laugh and Think," was inspired by the Nobel Prize.
Zhou Xinyue, a researcher at Sun Yat-Sen University who proved counting money has the power to ease pain won the award for psychology.
The Medical and Biological Award was given to the research of Y chromosome clues to the ancestry of Emperor Cao Cao.
The Physics Award went to robot hands controlled by a monkey brain, the Mathematics Award to robot dancing at the Spring Festival Gala and the Chemistry Award to the research of chicken soup nutrition.
(China.org.cn April 9, 2012)