Industry groups fund studies to prove cheese doesn't cause nightmares

There's a common bit of folk wisdom that claims ingesting cheese before bed can cause you to have weird dreams, nightmares, and even night terrors. In an effort to combat this myth, the cheese industry has been funneling money into poorly conducted (albeit pretty entertaining) scientific studies. » 11/11/13 10:30am 11/11/13 10:30am

What does cheese made from armpit and nose bacteria smell like?

We've already established that cheese-making is a pretty disgusting process, what with the traditional process of deriving enzymes from calf bile. But one group of researchers has tried getting the bacteria necessary for the cheese-making process from an even more unusual source: the human body. They've explored the… » 12/02/12 9:00am 12/02/12 9:00am

The 10 Geekiest Google Easter Eggs

The folks at Google are no strangers to science, science fiction, fantasy, or geek culture in general. Evidence of their fandom is plentiful, most commonly in the form of easter eggs and April Fools' jokes, for which the company is famous. But you do have to know where to look. Consider this your guide to the ten… » 6/11/12 10:28am 6/11/12 10:28am

Lady Terminator speaks at last!

We've marveled at the awesomeness of Lady Terminator, the Indonesian Terminator knock-off with the tagline, "First she mates. Then she Terminates." But check out the hilarious first-ever interview with star Barbara Anne Constable. And join the Lady Terminator Appreciation Society! » 6/23/10 9:30am 6/23/10 9:30am