Something of a dog-bites-man headline, true. That's rarely the case at C&EN Onion, where there's a fair chance of reading about almost anything being bitten by almost anything else, up to and including an emeritus professor.

Birthed from the wild, joyful abandon of #CENOnion and hopping seamlessly from micro- to macroblogging in a manoeuvre that leading tech analysts have already christened “the Internet of Things” (check this—Ed.), this vital news organ provides unparalleled coverage of the chemical sciences.

A contribution of mine was published today, which prompted me to deteriorate briefly into a weak caricature of a grizzled hack: chain-smoking and swearing at the copy desk. We don't have a copy desk.