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Rosalind Franklin University's Symposium on Gender Bias in Medicine

I was almost persuaded into going to medical school by my family members, three of whom are medical professions*. Instead, I just get the perks of knowing some things about medicine and being able to attend conferences about medicine with them. 927 more words

The Hobo Files

Women in Science: Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin

  • Franklin studied Natural Sciences at Newnham college, Cambridge
  • She was a chemist by profession – she got a research fellowship at Cambridge after graduation, during which she earned a PhD.
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Science and Religion, Another View

Image: Photo of Rosalind Ellis Franklin. I have been unable to obtain rights information for this photo; if any reader is aware of the owner, I would appreciate that information. 553 more words

Books & Resources

Rosalind Franklin

If you have as much as heard of ‘DNA’, the name Rosalind Franklin should be synonymous with it. This pioneering scientist played a crucial role in solving one of the great scientific questions of her time, and unfortunately did not live long enough to be given her due. 558 more words

Sheroes Of History

#TLRPicks: Better Choices Than Churchill

As the new, near indestructible £5 Bank of England notes become legal tender, Elaine Crory looks at a number of people who would be better to look at whilst paying for your weekend pint. 581 more words

Current Affairs

Inspirational Scientists - Francis Crick (1916–2004) James Watson (1928 - preset), Maurice Wilkins (1916–2004), and Rosalind Franklin (1920 - 1958)

Francis Crick, James Watson, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin took Gregor Mendel’s work with peas to a new level of genetic understanding.  They were the first people to have strong enough microscopes to throughly study the molecules of DNA and RNA.  191 more words

"Geographers never get lost. They just do accidental field work."*...

A Facebook friend recently noted that Turkey was “a remarkably rectangular country.” I wondered how it compared to other countries, and this post shows my answers (Turkey is 15th; Egypt is the most rectangular; full table below).

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