Have you ever lost something and thought, “if I could just open a portal to another reality where I haven’t lost it, I could steal it from me and get it back”?
How do you know that’s not the reason you lost it
This is the exact plot of Fringe
rosalind franklin discovered the double helix in dna but her research was stolen by two men before she could properly share the information and now watson and crick are famous for what she spent years studying
Plus she developed ovarian cancer that was most likely caused by radiation from the HUNDREDS of hours spent using x ray crystallography to ascertain the structure. She literally worked herself to death to be a footnote in most genetics textbooks.
Okay, having read her biography by Brenda Maddox and her notebooks, which are online, I’m going to have to correct a few things. The first important thing to know is that there are two forms of crystallized DNA, the crystalline (A) form and the paracrystalline (B) form which has more water than the A. Franklin was studying both forms. She took extremely clear photographs of the B form which indicated a double helix, but was loathe to believe DNA was one because of the photographs she took of the A form. So, to say she discovered the double helical structure of DNA is false. Eventually, she would have reached that conclusion, but it would have taken her more time than was available to her, as she was planning on leaving King’s College (where she worked on DNA) in 1952 but had to put it off to early 1953.
As to the comment about developing cancer from her work on DNA, Franklin also studied various structures of coals from 1941 until she began work at King’s College on DNA, in 1951. Her work on DNA finished in 1953. After DNA, Franklin discovered the structure of the Tobacco Mosaic Virus, the first RNA virus who’s structure was discovered. She also worked on the structure of other RNA viruses, such as polio. This work continued until she died in 1958. Saying she got cancer from only her work with DNA is extremely silly because she only worked with DNA for two years of the 17 she did x-ray crystallography.
Saw The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug yesterday. Pretty much everything in that film was gratuitous or drawn out way too long. Thranduil was just as fancy as I thought he’d be. I had a lot of “Dwarf racist party dad” running through my mind whenever I saw him and very little “Ned!” because he was not as horribly pathetic as Ned. Tauriel was cool except for the love triangle nonsense.
After reading the description of what Del Toro would have done with The Hobbit, I think I would have enjoyed it. Alas.
I could have sworn his eyes were green the last time I saw them. Possibilities include:
1) I saw wrong
3) Too much spice
4) Matt Smith has Cumbereyes
The feast ended about 10 minutes ago. by the end, 5 pies were left and most of the turkey was gone. also lots of other food was eaten.
At the end there were five guests left and one child. Two of the guests were being entertained by the third who is a close family friend. the other two were playing games, that one of them had brought, with the three of us. overall the evening was a great success. Also, someone brought latkes.
please excuse any errors: am really tired