omg thank you so much for putting rosalind franklin in the dna history post!!
i think it is more
correct to say that in 1953 Watson and Crick stole Rosalind’s picture to build
their model, and when they published it, of course they didn’t gave her any
credit. I think it is important for people to know that Rosalind Franklin
discovered the antiparallel structure of the DNA molecule, but since her
studies and researches were published after Watson and Crick’s, she didn’t get
any recognition until many years later. (Sorry for the long message!)
We can’t not talk about
Rosalind Franklin. She is an awesome lady that is slowly getting the
recognition she deserves in the scientific community.
(We also went to an all
girls catholic highschool with large emphasis on science, and her name always
came up in all of the science classes. It’s pretty hard to forget her name now.
We are also going to hijack these asks to give a more in-depth biography for
Franklin was a gifted
X-ray crystallographer. She was a research associate at King’s College London
in 1951, moved to Birkbeck College in 1953. She died at the early age of 37 due
to ovarian cancer. Really she should have gotten the same Nobel Prize that
Watson, Crick, and Wilkins shared in 1962 for the discovery of the DNA double
helix, but the Nobel Committee are pricks and don’t award prizes posthumously.
Franklin’s the one to
first contribute the concept of the two forms of DNA; A-DNA (dried, short and
fat), and B-DNA (wet, long and thin). Photo 51 (image from Wikipedia) is the
x-ray diffraction pattern developed while at King’s College that leads to the
discovery of DNA double helix structure.
There has been some controversies surrounding the nature of
her work being used by Watson and Crick. Allegations where made that Photo 51
was shown to Watson by her colleague Wilkins without Franklin’s permission (bad
science ethics here) but we are not sure how true that allegation is. Franklin
did not gain much recognition for her contribution originally, all that was
mentioned was a footnote acknowledging that it was based on “general knowledge”
of Franklin’s unpublished contribution.
Rosalind Franklin is a good example of sexism in science. She’s not gaining a lot of posthumous recognition for her work. I would also like to think that she’s an awesome role model for a lot of girls pursuing science as a field of study.
“In some areas, Filipinos were forced into concentration camps, called reconcentrados, which were surrounded by free-fire zones. These camps were overcrowded which led to disease and death. Between January and April 1902, 8,350 prisoners of approximately 298,000 died. Some camps incurred death rates as high as 20 percent. "One camp was two miles by one mile (3.2 by 1.6 km) in area and ‘home’ to some 8,000 Filipinos. Men were rounded up for questioning, tortured, and summarily executed.“ In Batangas Province, where General Franklin Bell was responsible for setting up a concentration camp, a correspondent described the operation as "relentless.” General Bell ordered that by December 25, 1901, the entire population of both Batangas Province and Laguna Province had to gather into small areas within the “poblacion” of their respective towns. Barrio families had to bring everything they could carry because anything left behind—including houses, gardens, carts, poultry and animals—was to be burned by the U.S. Army. Anyone found outside the concentration camps was shot. General Bell insisted that he had built these camps to “protect friendly natives from the insurgents, assure them an adequate food supply” while teaching them “proper sanitary standards.” The commandant of one of the camps referred to them as the “suburbs of Hell."”
Frasier, um, before you go, there’s one last thing you could help me with, not that you haven’t helped me a lot already. It’s the last scene, where Franklin and Mary Anne say goodbye. It’s never felt quite right to me. I’d like her to stand… oh, right about here, and tell him how much he’s meant to her and how she’ll never forget him.
You know, in 1776 they always skip the part where Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin put an invisible map on the back of theDeclaration of Independence. I mean, I know that it’s not entirely historically accurate, but they could have at least mentioned it.
i had a dream last night where i called as franklin to hang out with trevor and michael..and i picked up M first, but then when we got to T he just got into the front seat on michael’s lap. and he was like wat? i luv him!??
An FBI officer standing in front of the boat at 67 Franklin St. where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, was hiding inside in Watertown, Massachusetts, April 19, 2013.
AU where Stiles is you and Derek is the judgy gym dude.
EMMA AS IT WAS HAPPENING I WAS LIKE… I SHOULD STEREK THIS… SO here it is.
Stiles would be the first person to tell you that he isn’t in the best shape of his life. The best shape of his life was when he was 21 and played division 1 lacrosse at Berkley. Now he’s a 28 year old guy who stands at the front of a classroom most of the day and drinks a few beers on the weekends. He’s not in bad shape, it’s just not great.
Which is why he joined a gym when he moved back to Beacon Hills and started teaching full time. He may have joined Hale Fitness because he wanted to see if Derek Hale had grown up as well as everyone said, but mostly it was about keeping in shape, or at least that’s the lie he told himself.
“I wouldn’t go to the gym today Stiles,” Scott said. He had called Stiles at 3:35 because he knew that was when Stiles headed over to Hale Fitness for his daily run. “The forest fires are getting worse and the air quality is dropping.”
“Don’t worry about me buddy,” Stiles said, putting the Jeep in gear and pulling out of the high school, “I have great lungs, I’ll be fine.”