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.
While Watson and Crick were not researchers with the best of integrity, I don’t think it’s fair to say Rosalind Franklin discovered the double helix. She perfected a technique for x-ray crystallography in viewing DNA. This lead to her iconic picture. She did not recognize this as the double helix during her investigation. That was Watson and Crick.
Don’t separate the importance of the imaging process from understanding the image itself. Both are incredibly important. Watson and Crick are unfairly praised as the iconic DNA discoverers; however, without imaging and diagnostics, we cannot understand the world.
Rosalind Franklin did not discover the double helix. She built the window looking at it. That’s just as important.
me when i know but idk (via bageutte)
There’s actually a grammar pattern in Mandarin that is essentially this exact sentiment, and it’s one of my favorite expressions that I learned last year.
You can say “Tīng bù dǒng" (聽不懂) or "Kàn bù dǒng" (看不懂) which generally means “I don’t understand” but has a more nuanced meaning: “I hear/see it, but I don’t understand”—or, I know, but idk.(via aggressivelyarticulate)
why didn’t harry use the chamber of secrets when teaching dumbledore army? i mean, only HE could open the door?
because the giant basilisk skeleton might have been a distraction
if anything it sets the mood