Tag : Rosalind Franklin

Who will feature on the new £50 banknote?

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After 2020 the £50 banknote will be issued in plastic and the Bank of England are asking the British public to nominate prominent scientists to feature on it.  Since the nomination announcement in November there have been over 174,000 nominations and 800 short-listed names released, with odds for the likely … Read More

The woman behind the double helix – forgotten scientists

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The structure of deoxyribose nucleic acid, or DNA, is famously attributed to Francis Crick and James Watson, who supposedly had a brain wave while having a few drinks in the pub – who doesn’t? It’s a lot less likely you’ve heard of Rosalind Franklin, the woman whose work was instrumental … Read More