The thing that gets me through my period is the idea that I’d score some points with Klingons and they’ll think I’m badass.
"She bleeds for five days and still she stands! She is a true warrior."
Alright you guys. I can’t even handle how cute these plush molecules are! I mean, come on! Just look at ammonia (top)! Look at that face! That smirk!
In case you’re wondering, yes, these are available on Etsy from Prim & Plush (you’re welcome).
Bonus Jonas: Bernie the Bunsen Burner
someone studying atoms is just atoms trying to understand themselves
Franklin, British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite. Her DNA work achieved the most fame because DNA plays an essential role in cell metabolism and genetics, and the discovery of its structure helped her co-workers understand how genetic information is passed from parents to their offspring.
Franklin is best known for her work on the X-ray diffraction images of DNA which led to the discovery of the DNA double helix. According to Francis Crick, her data was key to determining the structure to formulate Crick and Watson’s 1953 model regarding the structure of DNA. Franklin’s images of X-ray diffraction confirming the helical structure of DNA were shown to Watson without her approval or knowledge. This image and her accurate interpretation of the data provided valuable insight into the DNA structure, but Franklin’s scientific contributions to the discovery of the double helix are often overlooked
Unpublished drafts of her papers show that she had independently determined the overall B-form of the DNA helix and the location of the phosphate groups on the outside of the structure. Moreover, it was a report of Franklin’s that convinced Crick and Watson that the backbones had to be on the outside, which was crucial since before this both they and Linus Pauling had independently generated non-illuminating models with the chains inside and the bases pointing outwards. However, her work was published third, in the series of three DNA Nature articles, led by the paper of Watson and Crick which only hinted at her contribution to their hypothesis. [+more]
"The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do."
Ott Lepland represented Estonia at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest - he has amazing eyebrows !
what a song!
Even after two years, this still has the power to reduce me to tears. The amount of sheer emotion in Ott Lepland’s performance is just astounding. And I don’t even understand Estonian aside from a few words here and there.