There’s no doubt that the 1953 publication of “A structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid” by James Watson and Francis Crick (with crucial contributions from Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins) was a truly landmark moment in the history of biology. The magnitude of the discovery drew in academics from a wide variety of disciplines, who quickly foundContinue reading “Post Manhattan Project FOMO – George Gamow, “maladia biologica”, and early computational biology”
“We must cultivate our own garden” – Candide by Voltaire (1759) Where does your food come from? Try to avoid thinking about grocery stores or supply chains or even a local farmer’s market. Instead try to picture what the vegetables in your refrigerator’s crisper looked like as they grew out of, in, or above theContinue reading “Starting a tiny indoor garden”
“You spend 1/3rd of your life on a mattress – so invest in a good one!” I’ve heard/read something like this several times when researching or shopping for a new mattress, but is the amount of time spent something you consider when you think about your desk? Perhaps you already do, but up until recentlyContinue reading “A new desk”
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