WHY ARE BABIES SO CUTE?
What about those little bundles of joy do we find so compelling? Are we hard-wired to like “cute” things?
Analysis through testing the variation in 3-Dimensionality of the Bombyx mori‘s spinning environment from 2D to increasingly 3D.
It makes me happy to see the structure of DNA as it is a meticulous piece of work. It grinds my gears to always see Francis & Crick with very few references to Rosalind Franklin. I mean that’s a real kicker.
True, but such is life (and such is science too). I recommend taking a look at the page “Linus Pauling and the Race for DNA: A Documentary History" (Archives Research Center - Oregon State University), and specifically this collection of quotes about the topic, including this one by the own James Watson:
Let’s just start with the Pauling thing. There’s a myth which is, you know, that Francis and I basically stole the structure from the people at King’s. I was shown Rosalind Franklin’s x-ray photograph and, Whooo! that was a helix, and a month later we had the structure, and Wilkins should never have shown me the thing. I didn’t go into the drawer and steal it, it was shown to me, and I was told the dimensions, a repeat of 34 angstroms, so, you know, I knew roughly what it meant and, uh, but it was that the Franklin photograph was the key event. It was, psychologically, it mobilised us…
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