What's Your Sign?

Doc Chaos at Southern Genes shares some sinister, Murphy's Law-inspired science "horror-scopes" for December. For Virgos, Chaos says 'tis the season — for spring cleaning. "Yeah, that means cleaning 10 years worth of baked-on agarose out of the microwave." Things don't look so great for Taurus, either: "Every single one of your conference-pen collection will mysteriously disappear this month," Chaos says.

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