Adam Ruben on scientists

"Scientists are indeed sexy beasts. Not only do our lab coats make us look dapper and charming, those same coats look even better strewn unceremoniously over a standing lamp while we make passionate love to you."

- Adam Ruben, writing in Science magazine

We know this quote was tongue-in-cheek, but we still adore it. Scientist and comedian Ruben, in an article about scientists as portrayed by Hollywood or in thriller novels, takes us through all the myths about the scientific profession that are so frequently trotted out - including slurs about their sex appeal. It's a laugh-out-loud-funny piece packed with astute observations: we highly recommend a read.