This is the greatest closing paragraph to a scientific paper ever

This honor goes to Dr. Ronald Breslow of Columbia University, who ended his recent paper "Evidence for the Likely Origin of Homochirality in Amino Acids, Sugars, and Nucleosides on Prebiotic Earth" in the Journal of the American Chemical Society with an ominous editorial. After an otherwise technical paper about the… »4/11/12 8:55am4/11/12 8:55am

The next time you're stranded on an island with only one food source, make sure it's breast milk

What would happen if you tried to survive on just one type of food? The short answer: you would die. Of course, how you died (organ failure, muscle-wasting, rapidly spreading pustular wounds... some combination thereof) would depend entirely on which type of food you decided to ride out your last weeks/months/years of… »1/27/12 1:20pm1/27/12 1:20pm