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October 29, 2013

Humble Enzyme Dodges Spotlight

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Here's the latest biochemical news from The Onion, which is at least as reliable as some journals. What I think I like the best is that the person who wrote this clearly understood some details about amylase and about enzyme function in general. An alternative science career?

Comments (10) + TrackBacks (0) | Category: General Scientific News


1. paperclip on October 29, 2013 1:03 PM writes...

Gotta love the Onion. I still remember a headline from about ten years ago, about polyphenols and cholesterol: "Study Finds Jack Sh*t"

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2. Chemjobber on October 29, 2013 1:30 PM writes...

We gotta take 'em one glycosidic bond at a time.

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3. anon on October 29, 2013 3:10 PM writes...

Favorite onion headline ever -- N. Korea Detonates 40 Years Of GDP,2068/

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4. Boghog on October 29, 2013 3:40 PM writes...

I wish all proteins (and their discoverers) were this humble.

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5. Richard Ash on October 29, 2013 4:24 PM writes...

Off topic completely, but this program (broadcast on BBC local radio, but also on the web as linked) covered new material on a number of topics which have been discussed here (drug resistance, beta-amyloid, ...)

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6. Nick K on October 29, 2013 7:43 PM writes...

Wonderful headline from The Onion: "Top Executive Resigns to Spend More Time with his Possessions".

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7. PW on October 30, 2013 4:20 AM writes...

My fav onion headline was 'Jurisprudence fetishist gets off on a technicality'. Just awesome.

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8. JustJohn on October 30, 2013 5:57 AM writes...

The most prophetic Onion headline, just after the 2000 election: "Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare of Peace and Prosperity Finally Over.'"

After that, I no longer saw The Onion as 100% satire.

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9. Nick K on October 30, 2013 6:21 AM writes...

#8: Another Onion headline, just before said 2000 election: "Bush reaches out to Hispanic Voters with Generous Tip".

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10. Ed on October 30, 2013 11:20 AM writes...

My particular favourite Onion moment was a little snippet at the end of a clip about the new MacBook Wheel which joked about the Sudoku Killer and his next number of victims being 1,4 or 9.

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