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posted by Dopefish on Monday February 24 2014, @12:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the my-stomach-is-too-small-to-eat-all-that dept.

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!"

 
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  • (Score: 1) by dotdotdot on Monday February 24 2014, @01:50PM

    by dotdotdot (858) on Monday February 24 2014, @01:50PM (#5795)

    Initiate "What is irony?" debate in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Thexalon on Monday February 24 2014, @02:45PM

    by Thexalon (636) on Monday February 24 2014, @02:45PM (#5825)

    I'll start: Steel is pretty irony.

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  • (Score: 2) by VLM on Monday February 24 2014, @05:42PM

    by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 24 2014, @05:42PM (#5983)

    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.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metallicity [wikipedia.org]

    • (Score: 2, Funny) by Istaera on Monday February 24 2014, @10:17PM

      by Istaera (113) on Monday February 24 2014, @10:17PM (#6242)

      What? But Neon must be a metal, it's neither Hydrogen nor Helium!

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