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Things We Saw Today: Google Celebrates Rosalind Franklin’s 93rd Birthday!


Rosalind Franklin, the female scientist who discovered the double helical structure of DNA during the course of her work with x-ray crystallography, would have been 93 today. Learn about how her work went largely unacknowledged for so long, and refresh on the most dramatic story you heard during high school biology over at Geekosystem.

  • The Frisky gives a solid list of reasons why you should watch Orange Is The New Black. The woman who voiced Patty Mayonnaise in Doug is on the show! And also there’s the little matter of it passing the Bechdel test with flying colors.
  • Check out “Amanda Conner: One of The Best,” an fascinating interview with comic artist Amanda Connor that includes a look at some sketches for her upcoming work on Painkiller Jane. (via New York Post)

Oh My Glob! This mathematical mug of Jake Makin’ Bacon Pancakes is the perfect coffee container to accompany a bacon pancake breakfast. (via That’s Nerdalicious)

  • The Hollywood Reporter talks to Simpsons creator Sam Simon about his terminal cancer diagnosis and how he’s building on his already impressive philanthropy to help feed the hungry and work for animal rights in the wake of his diagnosis.
  • Britt Robertson will take the lead role in Disney and Brad Bird’s sci-fi flick Tomorrowland, joining Hugh Laurie and George Clooney. (via FirstShowing.net)

Miss Sinister Cosplay‘s genderswapped version of Sagat from Street Fighter is equal parts gorgeous and intimidating. San Diego Comic-Con might be over, but if this picture doesn’t give you the kick you need to start working on your next cosplay, I don’t know what will.

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