What do scientists do, when there aren't enough exciting discoveries to go around?
This unique, wacky individual has lain claim that the FIFA world cup is NOT as the millions of fans around the world believe, made of solid gold.
Firstly, what is it with scientists and crazy hair-styles? You are no Albert Einstein, or is it simply to claim one has no time to spare on looks when involved in such riveting, mind-boggling discoveries such as this.
In an interview show on the BBC, the Professor explains:
"According to my calculations, if it was solid all the way through, it would have somewhere between 70 and 80kg of gold in it."
Please bear in mind, the good professor has never been interested in football, and has yet to watch a single world cup match.
And, the noble prize for Chemistry goes to...
Not to be outdone, a group of researchers have banded together to prove that X-rated websites are infact, above being a cesspool of indecency and promoting promiscuity, are in fact putting their users in clear and present danger by exposing them (lol) to mal-ware and cyber criminals.
Literally, caught with their proverbial "pants down".
The most interesting paragraph from this article on the BBC as well:
"By creating their own porn sites researchers found that many consumers were vulnerable to known bugs and loopholes. "
Begs the question, what kind of material did they use on said websites? "Lab techs gone wild", "Geeks on the rise", "Science of Erections"?
and, the piece de resistance:
"As a first step the researchers trawled pornographic sites to classify what they found and how the industry was structured. "
After reading the BBC article, a majority of middle-school children changed their ideal career path from firemen and policemen to researchers.
Try to imagine a researcher, sitting at the dinner table with his wife and children, being asked, what new and exciting topics have you been researching father?
I for one am very pleased to find out that science is taking such mundane issues seriously, how many people are expected to work on a cure for cancer, AIDs, cereberal palsy, Autism and the likes? Hereditary diseases, nonsense, we need to know why porn sites are stealing our money, and what the world cup trophy is really made out of.
And that, is the News.