Tom Whipple on the caffeine fix

"Coffee's propensity to spill has long puzzled physicists, for whom caffeine is generally as important to their science as equations."

- Tom Whipple, writing in The Times

Reporting on new research about exactly why coffee tends to slop out of mugs so easily, the newspaper's science editor makes an off-the-cuff remark about the dietary requirements of physicists that we can assure you can be generalized to the practitioners of all scientific disciplines.

The article in question is available only by subscription, but you can learn more about the research for free from The Telegraph - including two hacks to avoid spillage in the first place.