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
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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
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
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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).