Covalent writes "Scientists suggest that the early universe could be better understood by considering its viscosity which, as it turns out, was similar to that of chocolate syrup. Researchers claim to be able to use this approach (along with as yet unavailable measurements) to determine precisely how inflation took place in the instants after the Big Bang.
Green cheese, the Milky Way... Now chocolate syrup. The universe is a complicated but delicious place!"
Green cheese? Was it really necessary to add that "mainstream media" style joke to the summary? That's like something an anchor would open a story with. I thought this was the anti-Slashdot. Can we please keep the science clean?
I don't disagree with you, but if you truly care how this site develops perhaps you would care to register an account? :)
This. Mod parent up!
Initiate "What is irony?" debate in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
I'll start: Steel is pretty irony.
The irony is we're debating irony in an astrophysics / cosmology article.
These are the kind of scientists that think its funny to talk about the "Metallicity" of something maybe showing neon spectrum lines and no actual metal spectrum lines at all. Given that, I don't think you'll get a straight answer for irony outta those types.
What? But Neon must be a metal, it's neither Hydrogen nor Helium!
The "scientists" started it with something as daft as saying the early universe was like chocolate syrup. Headline grabbing nonsense.
Also up-vote the guy who suggested that you get an account if you care about the quality of this site
(Different AC here)
I don't usually reply to the ACs, but it's SN now, so maybe it's time for a new paradigm.
Actually, the paradigm was already wrong on /. — you should post whenever you think your answer might benefit other readers, even if you suspect the OP might never read it.
And BTW, I also have an account on SN, but I use it only from my own computer.