Photo of Ili pika by Li Weidong, from National Geographic
I’m a sucker for furry little animals. Kittens, koala bears, bunny rabbits — they’re all adorable to me. 110 more words
62 years ago today, Watson & Crick discovered the double helix, later known as the basis for DNA! February 28: The Day Scientists Discovered the Double Helix – Scientific American.
Since the 1850s scientists have known that crystalline materials are organized into 14 different basic lattice structures. However, a team of researchers from Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) now reports that it has discovered an entirely new form of crystalline order that simultaneously exhibits both crystal and polycrystalline properties, which they describe as “interlaced crystals.” 254 more words